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Book Review - Love into Light: the Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church

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by Peter Hubbard
Ambassador International 2013
Paperback 172

Most Christians believe that we should “hate the sin but love the sinner” when it comes to homosexuals. But when it comes to our actions, we end up hating the sin but leaving the loving part to someone else. We are not sure what the loving part should look like and are afraid to try.

Compounding this dilemma is a sense of siege. Not only have liberal denominations affirmed homosexuality, but a growing number of self-identified gay evangelicals are also demanding affirmation. Fundamentalist and evangelical churches are largely silent.

Several years ago, Hubbard began to wonder why that was true of the church where he is the teaching pastor. Love into Light conveys what he learned and how his church changed. One of the strengths of this book is the powerful stories of God’s grace of both those who have received and those who have given real hope, many of them in Hubbard’s church. Read more about Book Review - Love into Light: the Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church

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Book Review - Is God anti-gay?

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by Sam Allberry
The Good Book Company 2013
Paperback 88

We need to love them more than their gay friends do, and we need to love them more than they love their homosexuality. Only then can we point to the greater love that God has for them” (p. 73).

It is by far agreed that homosexuality is the defining issue of the day for the church. If you have an internet presence with a blog you are discussing it, and if you don’t then you are certainly reading about it. And if you can stomach it, you can watch or listen to endless commentary on news media outlets and the radio. With a host of pastors, bloggers, counselors and theologians also weighing in on the discussion, it is pretty easy to see that most of the evangelicals commenting on this issue are not homosexual themselves. They are discussing the issue from the outside looking in, as it pertains to the activity of homosexuality. Read more about Book Review - Is God anti-gay?

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Sanctification, Homosexuality and the Church

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In this post my goal is to utilize the issue of homosexuality as a case study to demonstrate that the “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” approach to sanctification is not merely an academic wrinkle, but an error of such prodigious import that it threatens the very essence of the Christian church.

American culture has apparently reached a tipping point when it comes to homosexuality. It’s OK to be homosexual now. In fact, those of us who aren’t homosexual are apparently supposed to trip all over ourselves in our affirmation of homosexuals to make up for all those years in which American consensus stood against this vice. Blah, Blah, Blech. I’m disappointed, but not particularly devastated: this kind of thing really is an inevitable result of the non-foundational, democratic, and relativist worldview that America has been cultivating for decades. Read more about Sanctification, Homosexuality and the Church

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