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What Ted Haggard can still teach the church

What Ted Haggard can still teach the church



Posted: January 14, 2009

1:00 am Eastern





By Alan Chambers

© 2009





Ted Haggard is having his say. The former pastor of a Colorado megachurch who admitted to a sexual relationship with a male escort in 2006, is now sharing his story in a documentary called "The Trials of Ted Haggard." On Jan. 29, the film premieres on HBO and will follow the life of the former pastor and re-examine the scandal that… Continue

Added by Selena on January 15, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

When Someone In Your Congregation Says "I'm Gay" Things to Remember 1. No one is born gay, and no one chooses to be gay. Because of relational brokenness in families and among peers, some people exp…

When Someone In Your Congregation Says "I'm Gay"

Things to Remember

1. No one is born gay, and no one chooses to be gay. Because of relational brokenness in families and among peers, some people experience emotional needs that they try to meet in ungodly ways. Many of them are uncomfortable with their own gender; later, they discover they are attracted to others of the same sex, but this is not their choice. Acting on it, however,… Continue

Added by Selena on December 30, 2008 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

How Might Homosexuality Develop?

How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together

Excerpted from "The Complex Interaction of Genes and Environment: A Model for Homosexuality" by Jeffrey Satinover,M.D.



It may be difficult to grasp how genes, environment, and other influences interrelate to one another, how a certain factor may "influence" an outcome but not cause it, and how faith enters in. The scenario below is condensed and hypothetical, but is drawn… Continue

Added by Selena on December 26, 2008 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Ray Boltz's Hunger for Community by Mike Ensley

Ray Boltz's Hunger for Community by Mike Ensley



When I first started ministering to teens who struggle with same-sex attraction, I met "Josh." Of the categories of people we worked with, Josh fell into the "never acted out" one. He was a good kid who loved Jesus, he served at his church and sang in the youth worship band. To this day he'll describe me as one of his mentors, but honestly I've always hoped to emulate his gentle spirit and… Continue

Added by Selena on December 16, 2008 at 3:57am — No Comments

Homosexuality: A Family Matter

Homosexuality: A Family Matter





Usually, when homosexuality becomes known in a family, the greater attention and focus is normally placed on the individual that has announced his or her being gay. However, when homosexuality comes a knocking on your personal front door, it affects much more than just him or her. Immediately, the crisis becomes a family matter with the family having to work through the blow of learning of a child’s… Continue

Added by Selena on December 12, 2008 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Homosexuality:Christian Approaches

Homosexuality:Christian Approaches

Homosexuality: Christian Approaches

Written by Esly Regina Carvalho [Translated by Kevin C. Martin]

From a Christian perspective we can deal with the theme of "homosexuality" from three viewpoints: as demon possession, as a conduct disorder, and as an alternative lifestyle. In this article, I will be presenting the three approaches: their conceptual basis, their Biblical foundation, their prognosis and… Continue

Added by Selena on December 3, 2008 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Tips for Sharing the Gospel (with those who are gay and lesbian)

Tips for Sharing the Gospel

by Robbi Kenney



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See a person, not a homosexual. We're not a clean-up campaign; we're ambassadors of love. How would you approach any person you felt needed Christ?

Paul Little's book, How to Give Away Your Faith, might be a good one to read for ideas. There's nothing special about homosexuality as a sin in God's… Continue

Added by Selena on December 1, 2008 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Homosexuals and the Church

Homosexuals and the Church

Will we offer hope?





Homosexuals and the Church

Will we offer hope?



By Bob Davies (originally published in Moody Magazine, May 5, 1994)





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John Paulk will never forget the 1986 Gay Pride Parade in Columbus, Ohio. A well-known female impersonator, he was riding in the back of a red… Continue

Added by Selena on November 26, 2008 at 2:49am — 1 Comment

Lust: The Great Escape

Lust: The Great Escape

By Alan P. Medinger

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Lust has such power over us because it does deliver what we are looking for; it has capacity to reduce our pain (in the short run). Understanding this can help us resist

Why is the battle against sexual lust so difficult… Continue

Added by Selena on November 21, 2008 at 10:23pm — No Comments

What To Do When Your Child is Gay

What To Do When Your Child is Gay

by Mike Ensley







It’s not something many Christian parents see coming.Maybe you’ve discovered that your teenage son has been looking at homosexual pornography online, or your daughter has concluded she is bisexual. Or perhaps you’re one of the fortunate parents with a child brave enough to confide in you about his or her same-sex attraction.

Whatever your method of discovery, the news… Continue

Added by Selena on November 14, 2008 at 1:35pm — No Comments

How Will You Respond to Homosexuality?



How Will You Respond to Homosexuality?



By Alan Chambers - Oct 2, 2007 - 25



One night while she was co-hosting The 700 Club, Sheila Walsh felt led to pray for homosexuals. Honoring the Holy Spirit’s prompting, she thanked God for His love for homosexuals and His desire for a relationship with them. She then invited all homosexual viewers to pray with her for salvation. When Sheila finished praying she encouraged those who… Continue

Added by Selena on November 11, 2008 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

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