Thursday, January 26, 2006

Brian McLaren on the Homosexual Question 2: A Blogger's Response

This is a response that really speaks directly to what I was uncomfortable with in McLaren's commentary...

"Since posting Brian McLaren’s commentary about homosexuality we’ve had difficulty keeping pace with the responses being written. Reading through the comments reveals why homosexuality is known as a “wedge issue” in our culture. Our readers appear divided between heralding McLaren as a prophet, and condemning him as a heretic. Below is one response we received by a blogger named Jeff who disagrees with McLaren’s suggested five year moratorium on making pronouncements about homosexuality. But unlike many other critics, Jeff also writes about his very personal engagement with this issue."

Read more here...

2 comments:

Dylan Potter said...

I have only mentioned it once from the pulpit. I suspect that I have a celibate homosexual in my congregation. I believe that he struggles and feels a bit out of place in the world. I believe the problem is no different than any sexual sin regardless of one's orientation. We may give a slap on the wrist to premarital heterosexual sex, but comparatively speaking, there seems to be a disproportionate reaction to homosexuality. Both are wrong, but as with all things, it is a matter of the heart...and only the Holy Spirit can convict and convert as He enables us to preach and counsel those who assemble as the church visible.

Jon W said...

well said. That is why a gospel of grace is our only hope!