Linguistics, Homosexuality, and Friendship

Back in 2005, I wrote the following for the monthly newsletter I’m charged with producing: Touchstone recently dedicated its cover story to the disintegration of male friendships in American society. In the article, perceptive cultural…

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Homosexuality, Serpents, and Doves

The tag-line for BJU’s What in the World! newsletter is “helping believers be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” I borrowed, of course, the words of Jesus in Matt. 10:16 as He sends His…

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Pittsburgh Bishop Is Ousted – NYTimes.com

Picked this up from the New York Times, an AP story. Bishop Duncan, who led the Pittsburgh diocese for 11 years, is a leader in a national network of theological conservatives who are breaking away…

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Zondervan and Nelson Foisting Mistranslations of the Bible onto an Unsuspecting Public?

It follows. If you really believe the quite common arguments from gay would-be Christians (may God truly have mercy on them), then someone is guilty of foisting harmful mistranslations of the Bible onto the public….

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Luke Timothy Johnson in a Fairminded Quotation

One of the most memorable and important quotations in the debates over homosexuality in the church: Luke Timothy Johnson, New Testament professor at Emory University, has openly admitted what few liberal Christian defenders of homosexuality…

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