Category Archives: Sexuality

The Bible and Male Homosexuality: It’s Not What You Think

My latest As It Is Written column is out titled, Male-Male Homosexuality. It may surprise you, but the interpretation and translation described and discussed in the column is not a surprise to biblical scholars both secular and religious. Give it … Continue reading

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Is Male-Male Homosexuality Forbidden?

I’m in the process of moving a number posts and articles that appeared in a previous (local-hosted) version of this website. This paper (see link below) was written when I served on our synod’s committee studying the issue of gay … Continue reading

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What the Bible Really Says: The Song of Songs

The intent of the author of the poem, The Song of Songs was not to express an allegorical representation of the mutual love between God and Israel. As a matter of history, it is much more likely that the idea that this … Continue reading

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Is Lust a Sin?

The story of David and Bathsheba is one of the most enduring and insightful stories of the Bible. Perhaps one of the reasons is its moral complexity — a complexity unappreciated in part because most of us misunderstand what the … Continue reading

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