I really appreciate the points you've made! This sentence in particular got my attention - a priest once called this the "transactional gospel," as God's love and relationship was reduced to an if/then proposition.

I like the image that came to mind of programming my VCR when I read this sentence!

Thanks for writing!

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