Category Archives: Class or Paper Take Away

This is a “take away” lesson from a variety of papers I’ve written or classes I’ve taken.

Why this use of the Bible is problematic due to the Bible we have…

[In my previous post I have described how I have seen the Bible essentially treated as a “Truth mine.” The Bible is “mined” for eternal truths from God. These truths are often then used to guide and govern Christian behavior … Continue reading

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Job: Some intial thoughts.

I have struggled with theodicy my whole life and so I thought it would be wise to take Job Exegesis this quarter with Butler, an amazing Job scholar, and delve into the Hebrew text.  I am currently writing my exegetical … Continue reading

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Kissing Christians

Recently in my Pastoral Care and Sexuality we were fortunate to have a true pioneer speaking to our class in her field of expertise.  Dr. Joyce Penner and her husband Dr. Clifford Penner ended up as Christian sex counselors and … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care and Sexuality: A Christian Approach to Gender?

I greatly appreciated the comments to my last post.  A number of people chimed in and reported their experiences of gender messages in the church.  Combined with over conversations and personal experiences I’ve had it seems that the church in … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care and Sexuality: What is Christian masculinity and Christian femininity?

In my previous post and poll I talked about the fact that gender has been argued to be either a product of biological factors, sociocultural factors or some mix of the two.  I also presented a pair of married Christian … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care and Sexuality: Sexuality- is it pre-ordained or trained?

Are sexuality and gender social constructs or biological realities? Continue reading

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Christian Sexual Ethics: Is sex moral when as long as they are monongamous/committed/in love…?

The last and final Christian sexual ethic I will deal with is the suggestion that sexual intercourse is moral in any relationships that is monogamous and committed, even if the persons have not married.  This argument was “out there” as … Continue reading

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