Sexual Orientation (Homosexuality)

David Powlison  - JBC Article  - Jan 01, 2001

Many people receive counseling that mixes true, half-true, and false. Presents a case study of a woman with a history of lesbian fantasy, and offers commentary on the counsel she received. That counsel misled her in two ways, saying that her problems were caused by childhood experiences and that the human heart is an empty receptacle of needs. Her counsel also ignored two problems that lie on the surface of the case study: a shallow view of human nature, and the dominance of “fear of man” in the woman’s life. “She is an ambiguously cured soul.

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Ed Welch  - JBC Article  - Jan 01, 1997

Jeffrey Siker's Homosexuality and the Church is a debate between various positions, edited by an advocate of pro-homosexual theology. Jeffrey Satinover's Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth is biblically thoughtful and aimed at the undecided middle, and "he speaks to the genetic question better than any writer I have read." Joe Dallas's A Strong Delusion is aimed at people who already believe homosexuality is sinful but do not always know how to defend the position. Mona Riley's and Brad Sargent's Unwanted Harvest?

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Anonymous  - JBC Article  - Jan 01, 1995

Testimony of a man who had been a cross-dresser, throwing himself into an identity as a woman. His conversion led him to dis cover the true joy of Christ, to understand his obsession as a form of sinful jealously and self-absorption, and to find fulfillment as a man in Christ.

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Ed Welch  - JBC Article  - Jan 01, 1995

Addresses contemporary homosexuality debates and develops a strategy to reach out to homosexuals to urge repentance, faith, and obedience in Christ. We must start with our own repentance from sins that prevent the church from engaging homosexuals in love and truth. The homosexual hermeneutic reinterprets key biblical passages, and we must challenge its distinction between "natural" and "unnatural" homosexuality.

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Howard A. Eyrich  - JBC Article  - Jan 01, 1977

Homosexuality is not of genetic origin but is a learned behavior. Cites
secular research "not as a basis for truth, but rather to pull the rug from under those
who try to argue otherwise." Illustrative use of psychology to buttress normative
biblical arguments. Gives basics of nouthetic view of homosexuality.

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