The Early Church on Homosexuality

In the days of the early church – I’m thinking specifically of the 2nd century – Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations.  One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians.   This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant… Continue reading The Early Church on Homosexuality

Sexual Impurity: Let It Not Be Named Among You

I’ve been enjoying Clinton Arnold’s commentary on Ephesians.  He explains grammar and syntax very clearly, is level-headed, is not long-winded, and is pastoral.  While studying Ephesians 5:1-5 this week in sermon preparation, I found a helpful explanation of Ephesians 5:3 (but sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you,… Continue reading Sexual Impurity: Let It Not Be Named Among You

The Fuel and Effects of Immodesty

In Kent Hughes’ excellent book, Set Apart: Calling a Worldly Church to A Godly Life, he talks about sexual purity and the Christian life (among other things).  One chapter is called “Modesty.”  In this chapter he explains what fuels immodesty and the effects of immodesty.  This is helpful to consider since we live in culture… Continue reading The Fuel and Effects of Immodesty