During this new year one of the things I will be doing on this blog is exploring the Biblical issues around homosexuality. I know that this is dangerous proposition because most people don’t actually care what the text says — they care far more about their pre-conceived ideas and agendas. It is also dangerous because I am sure I will manage to offend almost all my readers… but that is ok.
I am doing it because it is important to me. As an evangelical Christian, understanding and living out the scriptures faithfully is central to my faith and life. My goal in these posts is not to convince anyone of anything. I will not be making an argument, per se. Instead, I am personally going through this process and am allowing you to peak through the window and see what is going on in my head. I hope you will comment and weigh-in and ask questions along the way… those things tends to clarify my own understanding. But please know I am not interested in debates or arguments. We can agree to disagree where necessary — I am cool with that. But no debates, no arguments, no agendas.
My first plan was to first do a series on hermeneutics (how you interpret scripture) and then apply those principles to the case study of homosexuality. I was going to post everyday until the series was done. But I am changing my mind. I don’t want this blog to become overly academic or technical and good hermeneutics can be both. I am aware that we have a mixed audience here… some will be really into the in-depth biblical discussion, others not as much. I also want to leave enough time for discussion to develop in the comments. So I will be posting on hermeneutics and what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality every Monday & Friday until the series concludes.
We will begin this Friday…