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June 14, 2019 By Matt Damico
BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution that borrows language from the Nashville Statement to address matters of sexuality and identity at its annual meeting this week. The SBC is the latest example of evangelical institutions – which includes seminaries, colleges, and state conventions – adopting the Nashville Statement in part or...
May 9, 2019 By Matt Damico
Confusion, distortion, and misunderstanding abound in our society when it comes to the topic of sexuality. Same-sex and transgender ideologies are especially widespread today, and Christians, intent on contending for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3), need clarity on how to speak to these matters perceptively and winsomely....
April 8, 2019 By Matt Damico
Russell Moore’s book The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home does not make for a straightforward book review. That’s in part because of the book’s structure and content. Each chapter could work as a standalone article. And when he gets to the issues of the day – issues of sexuality, marriage, man and woman...
January 8, 2019 By Matt Damico
More than 250 pastors and church leaders in the Netherlands have signed a Dutch translation of the Nashville Statement, drawing widespread criticism in response. The translation, the signers of which come from conservative Protestant churches in the Netherlands, comes almost a year and a half after the Nashville Statement was originally released in August 2017,...
October 23, 2018 By Matt Damico
Over the course of history, layers of questionable interpretations have developed over certain biblical characters, preventing us from seeing clearly what lies beneath. As we have, over many centuries, become habituated to seeing certain characters in a particular way, we may never closely examine the text itself or assess the strength of apparently time-honoured readings....
September 4, 2018 By Matt Damico
Given the recent Revoice conference, Nate Collins’ 2017 All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, and Sexuality  is now necessary reading for all who are interested in the so-called “Side B” of gay Christianity. In the same vein as writers like Wesley Hill and Eve Tushnet, Collins “firmly and unapologetically...