“Homosexuality and the Gospel: Narratives in Conflict”. Julian Hardyman, Senior Pastor at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, expounds on the various key issues surrounding the biblical vision for marriage and sexuality.
Two points I found personally helpful: (1) the church’s need to repent of homophobia and truly love our brothers and sisters who struggle with same-sex attraction; (2) the hope that the gospel gives to those who struggle with SSA.
I would say “required listening” for anyone in the church today.
“Homosexuality and the Gospel” – Julian Hardyman
a message that really needs to be heard.
how the gospel can be good news for gays
The gospel is so foolish (according to my natural wisdom), so scandalous (according to my conscience), and so incredible (according to my timid heart), that it is a daily battle to believe the full scope of it as I should. There is simply no other way to compete with the forebodings of my conscience, the condemnings of my heart, and the lies of the world and the Devil than to overwhelm such things with daily rehearsings of the gospel.
– Milton Vincent, A Gospel Primer for Christians (cited in Tim Chester’s You Can Change)