I’ve received a lot of questions regarding homosexuality lately, and I found something worth sharing. I hope it provides clarity for anyone experiencing confusion. This link includes ten passages addressing homosexuality—all of which are still relevant and apply to the Christian life.
They aren’t phrases of condemnation—they are coherent dialogues on homosexuality in the context of truth. It’s beautiful to see the truth extended holistically—addressed as sin, but laced with hope, grace, restoration, and love. These scriptures initiate more than confrontation. They invite us into a conversation—not one that argues against people, but one that points us to a higher understanding of the gospel and the vast implications it has on all of our lives. Whether or not you are gay, these passages pertain to us all. Scripture never intends to isolate a sin or over dramatize the “badness” of it. No sin is taboo in scripture. It is all valid, but none of it is excusable, and all is redeemable. Scripture does not seek to strip us of our joy, but to provide it. I understand how scripture is offensive, but of course it is. It wasn’t written to give us high self-esteem. It was written to highly esteem Christ—the only one who deserves it.
Pomatias elegans, aka the round mouthed snail or land winkle
Look at the little eyes at the base of its tentacles!
It’s funny how snails with eyes on the stalks seem so normal and snails with eyes where everything else has eyes seem novel and weird
I work in an hour
but I hear the rain outside
I hit snooze again
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL
mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: For the third time, I'm not a Christian. So why should a Bible verse mean anything to me?
Psalms are actually ancient Jewish poems and lyrics, and reading poetry is generally a good practice.
It is relevant to you because it is the answer to the questions you asked me. Why ask a question if you aren’t willing to understand the answer?
I’m sorry my reply was not what you were looking for, but it is honest and the answer is there. I promise.
anewchristina said: You’d be an awesome roommate.
Thanks darlin’! :) I’m kind of excited… she and I have a lot in common and are on the same page pretty often. I might be getting my other friend’s dog as well, so I’m gaining a roommate and a dog all at once! It should correct the crippling loneliness I feel when I get back to my apartment at night after commuting an hour to and from work, only to stare at a computer screen for 9 hours alone in my office….hahaha
mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: So basically, you refuse to actually think through the questions I asked you? Like I said, I'm not a Christian. So why should a Bible verse mean anything to me? Are you intolerant of my belief that the Bible isn't holy?
Nope. I thought through each of your questions very carefully, began to write a very long reply addressing each of your points, and then erased it all to give you a much better answer. The response I gave you is the only answer I have to give, and is much better than anything I was going to say.
I hope you will give my reply the same consideration I gave your messages, so please read Psalm 139 and consider it very carefully. It’s a quite sufficient answer to each of your inquiries if you think through it.
Bridges and Balloons - Joanna Newsom
We sailed away on a winter’s day
With fate as malleable as clay
But ships are fallible, I say
And the nautical, like all things, fades
And I can recall our caravel
A little wicker beetle shell
With four fine masts and eighteen sails
Its bearings on Cair Paravel
Oh my love
Oh it was a funny little thing
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