Blog entries tagged Homosexuality


1. Help Us Spread This Message Across America

September 9, 2015

Recently we printed a booklet called When the Foundations are Destroyed. This short message encourages Christians to have tenacious, winsome courage in the face of the moral and spiritual crisis facing our nation. After the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, many Christians wonder how they should respond. This booklet provides an answer. We’re […]

2. The Supreme Court Isn’t

June 27, 2015

The Supreme Court isn’t. There is a court higher than the court that sits in Washington. That court is never divided, never uncertain and never wrong. We show proper respect to earthly courts even when we disagree, but we reaffirm our conviction that there is a Judge who cannot be swayed by public opinion and […]

3. “My Adult Son Says He Is Gay. How Should I Respond?”

May 12, 2015

Not long ago a distraught mother contacted me about her adult son who is divorcing his wife and has announced to the family that he is gay. This seemed to come out of nowhere. After her initial response to her son was not well-received, she wrote asking for my advice. I pass along my answer […]

4. The Coming Evangelical Divide

June 17, 2014

A few years ago I would have thought that most evangelicals would stay true to the biblical teaching about marriage. Today I will hedge my bets on that issue. The evangelical movement is about to divide. You can’t straddle the fence forever.

5. Just

December 10, 2013

Joseph offers us a wonderful model of what a godly man looks like.

6. Put Marriage in Your Church Constitution

June 27, 2013

Write out what you believe about marriage and put it in your church constitution.

7. T. D. Jakes on Homosexuality

April 25, 2012

Recently Dallas megachurch pastor T. D. Jakes was asked by Oprah Winfrey to give his stance on homosexuality. Given Oprah’s huge audience and vast popularity in our culture, it would be easy to evade that question by trying to change the subject. Here is what Jakes said:"I’m not called to give my opinion. I’m called as a pas...

8. Put Marriage in Your Church Constitution

November 14, 2008

Last Sunday a group of radical gay activists disrupted a church service in Lansing, Michigan. One group of protesters demonstrated outside the church while another group actually disrupted the worship service, shouting, throwing fliers, and even pulling the fire alarm so the sanctuary would be evacuated.In California gay-rights activists have picke...

9. Should an Openly Homosexual Person be Baptized?

May 14, 2008

This week’s Monday Morning Insight contained an article with the intriguing title Should An Openly Homosexual Person be Baptized? The article is worth reading mostly for the comments that follow it. The article itself is based on a blog entry by Pennsylvania pastor Brian Jones.Here is my take on the subject . . .1. Th ...

10. Jay Bakker’s Strange Religion

December 19, 2006

Until last week I had never paid any attention to Jay Bakker, the son of Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Messner. Then someone sent me a link to a CNN article called What the Hell Happened to Christianity? It turns out that Jay is the pastor/founder of a church called the Revolution, with branches in Atlanta, New York and Charlot ...

11. Mark Driscoll Explains the Mainline

October 7, 2006

Mark Driscoll explains why the mainline denominations are in such a mess. He then offers these ten steps to destroying a denomination:1) Have a low view of Scripture and, consequently, the deity of Jesus. 2) Deny that we were made male and female by God, equal but with distinct roles in the home and church. 3) Ordain libera ...

12. Friday, July 9, 2004

July 9, 2004

7:42 PM Another nice note—this one from the Philippines:Dear Pastor Ray, Thank you very much for the availability of your free download sermons, I'm happy that this will help me easier when given a time to speak and share the word of God. I am Emmanuel B. Badulis, a civil engineering graduate and working as a college ...

13. Thursday, February 26, 2004

February 26, 2004

9:50 PM Okay, I've got my answer to the question Seth raised below. This just in from Pastor Bob Boerman in Costa Rica:Hey Ray, The guys and I are having a terrific time in Costa Rica. A great Band of Brothers time. Much laughter. Much prayer. Much growing with Christ and each other. It´s Thursday night and the work is don...

14. Monday, August 18, 2003

August 18, 2003

5:55 PM My mind is jumbled right now—as it has been for the last few days, but more so now because in twelve hours we leave to take Nick to enroll at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Tomorrow night we’ll be in Tupelo, Mississippi (staying with my brother Alan), then on to Birmingham for two days of orientati...

15. Friday, August 15, 2003

August 15, 2003

3:01 PM Just now the staff surprised me with a small party in the Dining Room in honor of my 14th anniversary. We had chocolate silk pie and told a few stories. Bob Boerman said he knew he was going to like me when, at an early pastoral staff meeting, I stuck a pencil in my ear—the eraser end—and said, “I just wanted to see what w…

16. Wednesday, August 13, 2003

August 13, 2003

10:36 PM Nick and John Mark Edwards and Caleb Fields arrived back in Oak Park several hours ago from their “senior trip” to visit my brother Alan who lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. They stopped in Tupelo to pick him up, and then they headed down to Destin, Florida, for a few days of fun in the sun. Nick said they played ...

17. Monday, August 11, 2003

August 11, 2003

3:12 PM Here’s the Legacy Campaign prayer request for today: “Praise God that He wil give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).” Mark Alexander, a fifth-generation Episcopalian, offers a comprehensive case against the election of a gay bishop last week. One little snippet: Homosexual advocacy groups often rebut disse...

18. Sunday, August 10, 2003

August 10, 2003

11:16 PM Nice note from a friend who attended the 11:45 service today: As I was leaving the church, I heard several people continuing to sing “The B-I-B-L-E.” Heading for the train as I was walking in front of the post office, two or three young ladies whom sounded like teenagers but were probably older, were skipping ...

19. Saturday, August 9, 2003

August 9, 2003

11:37 PM Pat Buchanan speaks the truth in his column Yes, Virginia, There is a Culture War, based on the election of an openly-homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church. Buchanan’s conclusion is worth quoting: America is again a house divided. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” moral community in which we grew up has dissolved...

20. Friday, August 8, 2003

August 8, 2003

5:29 PM This will be my last entry from Gull Lake. Just came back from a 28-mile bike ride that wasn’t supposed to be that long. For the second day in a row, I got lost on the country roads around the lake and both days I ended up going far out of my way—yesterday many miles east and today many miles south and west&md...

21. Friday, August 1, 2003

August 1, 2003

3:08 PM Just received copies of my newest book from Broadman & Holman Publishers. He’s God and You’re Not: The Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life has just been released, which means you can order it but it’s probably not in the bookstores just yet. This is the most important book I’ve written, or at least it’s the one that ma...

22. Wednesday, July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

7:48 PM President Bush gave a wise and compassionate answer to a question about “gay marriage” at his press conference today: Q Thank you, sir. Mr. President, many of your supporters believe that homosexuality is immoral. They believe that it’s been given too much acceptance in policy terms and culturally. As someone wh...

23. Saturday, July 12, 2003

July 12, 2003

8:45 PM Greetings from Word of Life Inn in beautiful Schroon Lake, high in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York (about 50 miles south of Lake Placid where the Winter Olympics were held in 1980). We had an excellent flight from Chicago to Albany on an American Eagle jet, then rented a car for the 80 mile trip up Int...

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