thoughts to ponder and think deeply on
[In the wake of the Sochi Winter Olympics’ gay controversies and a week before Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras parade and with renewed expectation of draconian anti-gay legislation being imposed in Uganda this seems an appropriate time to air the following thoughts]
GOD AND THE GAY GAPS IN MATTHEW VINES’ VISION
No matter what Matthew Vines says in his much anticipated God and the Gay Christian, (due out May 6th) and no matter how well argued to the satisfaction of gay Christians and their supporters, it won’t get much beyond arguments favouring acceptance. Gay theological biblical exegesis does not normally, if at all, answer certain charges that conservative Christian critics and homophobes continue to level at gays like the Spanish Cardinal who recently insisted that being gay is like having blood pressure, a curable “defect”.
THE CURE OBJECTION
As long as there are only just a handful of individuals who feel able to describe themselves as “cured” of homosexuality…
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I have read the book that Rollan is referring too and had some reservations as well so I now know that my gut feeling was correct and that colton was having an OBE not an afterlife event plus it was more of a deception. I believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spiret and that heaven is real, but the book titled “Heaven is for Real” is a deception.
COLTON BURPO’S “REAL” HEAVEN, AKIANE’S JESUS AND NEW CHRIST IMAGES
It’s anticipated that more atheist-Christian culture wars will break out this Easter with the release of the film of Heaven is For Real. The film is based on the book of the alleged celestial experiences of the child Colton Burpo as recorded by his Wesleyan pastor father, Todd. Since however I believe there might be other issues to be writing about in April/May I shall get in ahead of a debate already partly begun. And with the film Son of God soon to be premiered (Feb 28th) I shall also cover regarding cinematic and other images of Christ: how fitting they are, who gets to play them and why – there are some rules here…
Atheists are displeased with what they think the Burpo film can do to beliefs and to children’s beliefs (a children’s version of the book now exists to persuade young minds). Many Christians…
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