Science and Sexuality

A reader writes …

I heard your podcast with Michael Dowd on and thought I would take the opportunity to write. I have read several of your books and have found them very helpful.
I am very glad that the emerging “conversation” incorporates the possibility that modern science can inform our Christianity. This has been a hobby horse of mine for the past 10-15 years and I feel like a Lone Ranger sometimes when it comes to the Evangelical community. In the last 10 years it seems like my local church has become ever more rigid with respect to some of these hot button Evangelical issues. I have also been doing a lot of soul-searching recently with respect to gay rights issues, mostly due to find out about 5 years ago that my cousin is a lesbian. “Love the sinner, hate the sin” is a lot harder to put into practice when it is a close family member. Having just returned from seven years in the Middle East, we are also on the bleeding edge of Christian-Muslim interfaith dialogue, as compared to most of our friends.
Thanks for your bravery and faithfulness in blazing new trails for Evangelicals.

Thanks for writing. Your story reflects a process that is going on in so many people. Sometimes it seems glacier-slow … but sometimes it seems like “global warming” is a spiritual phenomenon too, and the process is accelerating. Thanks again for your encouragement.