Practicing Christian, Practicing Homosexual?

December 4, 2007

“I was just reading through the December issue of the banner and I came across an article called, “Play About Gay Christians Sells Out.” The article talks about a director at Calvin College putting on a play about Gay Christians and how wonderful and successful it was. Numerous times homosexuality has come up in talking with my students, but I always felt that it was obviously wrong and I have conveyed that idea to them. I still believe that God did not intend for people to be gay but am I being to harsh to say that you can’t be a Christian and a practicing Gay at the same time??”

This is an important and difficult question. Many people are struggling with this question. I will not answer right away, I need some time to reflect and pray through it. But if you have some thoughts you would like to share, please do. My only request is that you remember this is a public forum and that we need to be wise, sensitive and encouraging, whatever our thoughts might be. The Bible urges us to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).

In the meantime, check out the Christian Reformed position on homosexuality. 


Is ‘knowledge’ good or evil?

November 22, 2007

The following question was asked by an ALPHA Participant, in the context of the video “How Can I Resist Evil?” Please feel free to add your own thoughts/comments.

Is all knowledge either good or evil, or is knowledge exempt from such classification? ie general knowledge, knowledge gained from scientific research, knowledge of historical events, etc. Also, realizing that what we do with knowledge can be either good or evil, does this reflect on the knowledge itself? Can knowledge exist in a vacuum?


Women teaching men?

May 22, 2007

“I have struggled with 1 Tim 11-15 (especially vs 12) for years. Why would God not allow woman to teach men? Does this mean that if a woman is leading a Bible Study that only women can attend? What if a man would like to participate, is he not permitted to join the study?”


What does “Son of Man” mean?

April 19, 2007

 

“I know that Jesus is the “Son of God”, but often He refers to Himself as the “Son of Man”. What does this name mean?”

Anyone have any thoughts to share?


Punishing children… isn’t that harsh?

March 30, 2007

“At the risk of sounding like a total non believer, I do wonder about the punishment in Exodus 20:5. To me, it sounds a little harsh.”

Anyone have any thoughts to share?


Who did Adam and Eve’s children marry?

March 30, 2007

“Is it allowed in the Bible for brothers to marry their sisters and vice-versa, and if so or not, what did Adam and Eve’s children do (if there was no one else in the world)?”

Anyone have any thoughts to share?


Ask Your Questions Here!

March 24, 2007

QuestionsIf you post a question below, I will do my best to suggest some possible answers. I make no claims to have the answers, but if you ask, I will check into it. Your questions will also help me to plan my sermons. Feel free to add your comments on the questions and answers.

You can see the questions others have asked (and some of the suggested answers) here!