Shameful Acts Contrary to Nature (Augustine)

A few chapters into his Confessions, Augustine wrestled with ethics, truth, justice, law, and so on. In this section Augustine wrote that God is supreme over all and must be "unhesitatingly obeyed" because he's the "governor of all his creation" (p. 46). Right before these statements he wrote this on sexual sin: Can it be… Continue reading Shameful Acts Contrary to Nature (Augustine)

“X Views on Y” Books (Carson)

Many of us have heard about or even read the various books that have titles something like this: "Three Views on the Church." On the one hand, these books might be somewhat helpful. On the other hand, we might want to think twice before saying they are helpful without offering any critique or caveat. Speaking… Continue reading “X Views on Y” Books (Carson)

Sexuality and Nature in Romans 1:26-27 (Stott)

 Romans 1:26-27 is a very deep text that talks about the darkness and destructiveness of depravity.  In the context of these verses, Paul is discussing how the rejection of God leads to all sorts of misery.  For example, rejecting God affects the mind and morals in very bad ways (v 18, 21).  Rejection of God… Continue reading Sexuality and Nature in Romans 1:26-27 (Stott)

Only Six Verses That Mention Homosexuality? (Powlison)

Here's a paragraph I appreciated from David Powlison's forthcoming book, Making All Things New. "I've heard arguments against the biblical sexual ethic that say, 'There are only six Bible verses that mention homosexuality,' and then proponents wiggle the definition of homosexuality to exclude modern forms.  This is mere trivializing of Scripture.  Narrowing Scripture's relevance to… Continue reading Only Six Verses That Mention Homosexuality? (Powlison)

Mohler’s “We Cannot Be Silent” – A Review

How do you explain the American sexual revolution that has been taking place since the sixties?  And what is the Christian church to do about it?  These are important questions for us to ask. If you want thoughtful and informed answers to these questions, you’ll want to get Albert Mohler’s new book, We Cannot Be… Continue reading Mohler’s “We Cannot Be Silent” – A Review