Tag Archives: Romans 1

How the Bible Actually Works by Peter Enns: a Book Review

For me, this is perhaps one of the best books I have ever read—and I have read a LOT of books! On page 4, Pete sets the stage by stating that the Bible is not a divine instruction manual or … Continue reading

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How I Changed from Disapproving LGBTs to Being Totally Affirming

Not long ago a close friend of mine, a conservative evangelical, brought up the issue of gays. As we talked I asked, ‘What about gay Christians?’…‘What?!’ they responded very flustered. ‘Gay Christians!’ They could not imagine such a thing. The … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Paul and Homosexuality

Believers who condemn gays often use Paul’s comment in Romans as airtight proof of their position, but there are three reasonable alternative perspectives of this passage: Paul thought homosexuality was evil Paul had in mind practices connected with idol worship … Continue reading

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Questioning Paul and Homosexuality in Romans

Those who condemn gays often see Paul’s letter to the Romans as the definitive statement on God’s rejection of homosexuality. Romans 1 reads: God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. … Continue reading

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Paul Had Remarkable Insights but He was not Inerrant

Paul looms large in the New Testament, in church history, and in theology. To many, he is the authoritative source of their detailed theologies–a reservoir of revelation from God. I agree that Paul made invaluable contributions to the spread of … Continue reading

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