"At best, this social focus is a gospel distraction; at worst, it is a gospel distortion. I’m starting to believe that it is anti-gospel and anti-Christian. "
Startling, eye-opening read “from the horse’s mouth” so to speak.
Much controversy has swirled around the upcoming Revoice conference being held at a PCA church in St. Louis on July 26–28. Here is its stated purpose: “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.”
A number of writers have signaled significant disagreements with the personalities involved with the Revoice conference:
- Steven Wedgeworth, A Critical Review of Spiritual Friendship, Mere Orthodoxy
- Kevin DeYoung, Words, Labels, and ‘Sexual Minorities’, The Gospel Coalition
- Tim Challies, The Controversy Behind the Revoice Conference, Challies.com
- Denny Burk, What about the Revoice Conference?, DennyBurk.com
- Richard Phillips, Can the “Welcoming Church” Speak the Truth?, Reformation21
- Todd Pruitt, For the Love of Those Fighting Against Homosexuality, Mortification of Spin
- Owen Strachan, The Revoice Conference and the Hope of Every Sinner, Center for Public Theology
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"Too many churches know how to celebrate, but don’t know how to lament. We’re good at rejoicing with those who rejoice, but fail at weeping with those who weep. If every song in every service is a celebration fest, there’s little room for the broken-hearted."
"...reconciliation is a deeply theological term that cannot possibly be used by the Christian tongue outside of the context of the cross..."
Latest Post. His robes for mine: such anguish none can know. Christ, God’s beloved, condemned as though His foe. He, as though I, accursed and left alone; I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!
"Your faithfulness will see us through the storm and give us hope to carry on."