Now that we've settled once and for all (ha!) what the Bible says specifically about same-sex relationships, we take a look at the bigger picture of biblical marriage in general.  Does the "God made Adam and Eve" argument mean that heterosexual marriage is God's ideal?  Or does the Bible give witness to a broader vision of God for covenant relationships of all kinds?

Read "What Convinced You? (part 3) from Joe Heikman (part 3 of 3)

The debate over the correct biblical view of same-sex relationships usually centers on the five Scripture texts that directly address same-gender sex (Gen 19 - Sodom and Gomorrah, Lev 18 and 20 - sexual prohibitions, and the writings of Paul in Romans 1, 1 Cor 6, and 1 Tim 1).  And there is much legitimate debate over how those texts should be interpreted and whether or not they even apply to modern same-sex relationships.  But behind all of that, is there another common thread that links these texts--with major implications for the sexual morality and practices of all Christians?

Read "What Convinced You? (part 2)" from Joe Heikman (part 2 of 3).  Also, if you're in the area, don't miss the opportunity to join the Thursday evening discussions (Jan 22 and 29, at WMC) and the Jan 24 "Speaking Out: Voices of Sexual Diversity" event!

After more than three decades, the debate about same-gender relationships continues on in the Mennonite Church.  As faithful Christians can't reach a consensus, it seems like the Spirit of God is saying different things to different people.  What is God up to?  Can we see this debate as a gift, an invitation to re-examine our beliefs, to learn to know God, and to build healthier relationships?

Read "What Convinced You? - part 1" from Joe Heikman (part 1 of 3).  Also, if you're in the area, don't miss the opportunity to join the discussion on upcoming Thursday evenings and the Jan 24 "Speaking Out: Voices of Sexual Diversity" event!

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