Homosexuality in the Church?
On this episode of Theology Unplugged, Michael, Tim, Sam, and JJ launch a new series, “Homosexuality in the Church”.
Homosexuality is one of the most volatile issues in Christianity today. But why? Why has sexuality taken center stage?
Common Questions About Sexuality and the Church
The hosts address some critical questions in this series. Is your question included in the list below? If not, let us know in the comments.
- Can a Christian be homosexual? Can a homosexual be a Christian?
- How should the church respond to homosexual members?
- Does the church pick on homosexuals?
- Should scripture have the last word? Should cultural influences be included?
- Are there legal issues to consider?
- Is there a moral standard that binds all people? Does it have anything to say about sexuality?
- Does the Bible have much to say about this issue or is it largely silent?
- Is the church using scripture to justify its treatment of homosexuals, lesbians, bisexual, and transgendered people the way it did African Americans?
- Does the Bible condemn homosexuals to a celibate lifestyle?
Further Reading: Can Homosexuals be Saved.
This controversy shows no signs of dying down. Christian churches everywhere will have to deal with questions about sexuality. The Bible isn’t silent on this issue. Starting in Genesis, human sexuality and marriage are in focus. From the Old to the New Testament the Bible is full of relationship instruction.
As always, Theology Unplugged centers around what scripture says. However, in this episode, the actions of the church also take center stage.
Sam Storms traces the development of this issue from the 50’s to today. He tries to pinpoint why this issue has come to the forefront of evangelicalism.
Has your church had to deal with this issue? Did they do well? Do you think the church should accept openly homosexual members?