For quite some time I’ve wanting to dig in a little deeper and really study the issue of homosexuality and Scripture. Does the Bible give any leeway or wiggle room for the acceptance of monogamous, homosexual Christians? Just what does Scripture say, apart from political agendas or twisted interpretations? Two books have recently been released which would aide in this study.
God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships – this is the much anticipated book from young Youtube sensation Matthew Vines. Vines claims to be a homosexual who affirms the orthodox teachings of Scripture. In the book he shares his story of how he navigated these difficult waters.
God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines – this is response to Vine’s book by men I hold much respect for – Al Mohler, Denny Burk, Owen Strachan and Heath Lambert – all of whom are associated with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is an e-book (pdf) that is a free download simply by clicking on the link.
I have determined not read the SBTS response until I have first read the Vines book. I have placed the book on my Amazon wishlist if you are really wanting to hear my thoughts on both books. Until then, has any of my faithful blog readers (either of you) read or ordered the Vines book? I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have.