My Review of Burk & Lambert’s “Transforming Homosexuality”

Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says about Sexual Orientation and ChangeTransforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says about Sexual Orientation and Change by Denny Burk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given an advanced copy (without page numbers) of this book in exchange for an honest and voluntary review on Goodreads. “Footnote” citations do not explicitly include chapter number; in actually, they are endnotes, which was somewhat aggravating, if understandable, for me. Also, I have put in boldface where I mention each chapter. Quotations are to be understood to belong to their respective chapters, unless otherwise explicitly cited. Continue reading

The Cruelty of Not Baking a Gay Wedding Cake (How DARE You!!!)

I’ve read a first-rate article by Edward Feser explaining why the Left reacts so viscerally when people “on the wrong side of history” feel like they have to make clear their lack of endorsement of same-sex weddings. (I mean, in the 21st Century, you’re telling me, you won’t bake a wedding cake for me?! Seriously?)

In this article, Feser suggests that not baking that cake or photographing that blissful day is ultimately a deeply subversive act that threatens the very fabric of the society (modern-day) liberals have built for themselves: a egalitarian, anything-goes sexually “free” society. It suggests that what we are doing is wrong, and it brings the suppressed shame (that we don’t want to deal with or admit we even have) to the surface. So let’s look at not baking that wedding cake actually entail (because I don’t have time to discuss the issue of general discrimination, and plus, most of those (even Christian!) bakeries are generally happy to serve all customers regardless of orientation … that’s not the issue: the wedding cake issue is). Two points and a conclusion (and FULL DISCLAIMER: some reflections suitable for the day after Good Friday and before Resurrection Sunday). Continue reading

Peter Jensen on GAFCon 2008: Thoughts on Church Unity and the Homosexuality Question

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This was an amazing lecture given by a winsome and devout Anglican minister who looks and sounds like Michael Caine. In this lecture, he exhibits a great love for and anguish over his beloved Anglican Church.
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My Review of “What Is the Meaning of Sex?” by Denny Burk

What Is the Meaning of Sex?What Is the Meaning of Sex? by Denny Burk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Those who are familiar with and/or grounded in biblical sex-ethics will not find a lot of “creative” new or original material from Burk. But that is not to say that his book is anything but incisive, relevant, refreshing, and sorely needed.

He defends the classic view of marriage and sex, but his exegesis is alive, careful, and faithful, and his writing lucid and precise. Burk sees the storms coming where the young generation will be forced to pick sides and stand firm on questions of homosexuality, marriage, gender, etc.
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