Michelle Boorstein has a must-read piece in The Washington Post about the celibate gay Christian movement.It features Albert Mohler, Wesley Hill, and some others from the evangelical movement.I still think, however, that there is confusion about same-sex attraction.
Denny Burk is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
He also serves as an Associate Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church, which is in Louisville as well.
Roman Catholics have historically approached the issue of indwelling sin much differently than Reformed protestants.
The Roman Catholic view of “desire/lust” (or “concupiscence”) is that it is not necessarily sinful.
As I mentioned earlier this week, the evangelical position has in the main taught the opposite. You might also catch a couple recent posts by Owen Strachan (here and here).
Reformed evangelicals believe that the Bible teaches that desire for sin is sin. You can read the rest of Michelle Boorstein’s piece here.
Tushnet argues that same-sex attraction can either be aimed at unholy ends, or same-sex attraction can be used for good purposes. The holy would be deeper friendships, public service, religious devotion, etc.
I have to say that I really appreciate Christians that are fighting the good fight and striving to live chaste lives in faithfulness to Jesus.
Andrew, thanks for being willing to share your story with us.