Understanding Pascal’s Wager Helps Us Respond to Gay Christians

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I read an email from a father to his son about being gay. The father implored him to choose a life of celibacy and faith over what he was sure a life of sin and separation from God. Stan Mitchell, pastor at Everybody Church, shared this conversation with the son’s permission. Stan walked the young man through his father’s pleadings to deny his gay identity:

The young man’s father wrote, “What I am begging you to understand is this: the most you will risk with the path I’m calling you to…


A Christian Scholar’s Changing Views Toward Inclusion.

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“I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do.”

It’s not every day you hear that from a conservative evangelical Christian author, scholar, or pastor. The man making that statement, Dr. Eugene Peterson, was all three.

Eugene Peterson was a beloved Christian author who passed away in 2018 at the age of 85. Dr. Peterson was best known for his work, “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language.” …


Catholic Response to Pope Frances’ Statement on Gay Unions Shines a Light on How Protestants Treat Their Churches

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LGBT+ people around the world struggling with integrating faith and sexuality can learn a lot from recent responses from Catholic leaders concerning the pope.

Pope Francis made news and history with his statements that were sympathetic to gay unions. It’s not the first time he’s made pro-gay statements, so I’m sure it’s less shocking than if other popes had made such a remark. …

Andy Wells

Andy’s book, “Tried to be Straight: Biblical Options for Gay Christians” comes out in 2021. Find out more at www.triedtobestraight.com.

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