Homosexuality

Homosexuality Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 9780830875542
Year 2009-09-20
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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How prevalent is homosexuality? What causes it? Is it a psychopathology? Can it be changed? Questions like these often accompany discussions of homosexual behavior. For answers we naturally look to scientific studies. But what does the scientific research actually show? More important, what place should this research have in shaping the church's response? Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse help us face these issues squarely and honestly. In four central chapters they examine how scientific research has been used within church debates--in particular within Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal contexts. They then survey the most recent and best scientific research and sort out what it actually shows. Next they help us to interpret the research's relevance to the moral debate within the church. In a concluding chapter they make a strong case for a traditional Christian sexual ethic. Church groups considering these complex issues will find helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the church's debate over homosexual behavior.

Sex Priestly Ministry and the Church

Sex  Priestly Ministry  and the Church Author Len Sperry
ISBN-10 0814629679
Year 2003
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Liturgical Press
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Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church provides an objective and authoritative account of psychosexual development in priests and key background information on the many sexual issues facing the Church today. It is a concise, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource of the most current information needed to understand these sexual issues and controversies and make reasoned, responsible decisions.

Ex Gays

Ex Gays Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 083082846X
Year 2009-08-20
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Is it possible to be an ex gay? Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse present social science research on homosexuality designed to answer the questions: Can those who receive religiously-informed psychotherapy experience a change in their sexual orientation? Are such programs harmful to participants? The results show that outcomes for this kind of religiously-informed psychotherapy are similar to outcomes of therapy for other psychological problems. Such programs do not appear to be harmful on average to individuals. This research will be of interest to all those who want to know the latest research on sexual orientation change and the effects of religiously-informeded programs on those who utilize them.

Paranoid Science

Paranoid Science Author Antony Alumkal
ISBN-10 9781479874293
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Explores the Christian Right’s fierce opposition to science, explaining how and why its leaders came to see scientific truths as their enemy For decades, the Christian Right’s high-profile clashes with science have made national headlines. From attempts to insert intelligent design creationism into public schools to climate change denial, efforts to “cure” gay people through conversion therapy, and opposition to stem cell research, the Christian Right has battled against science. How did this hostility begin and, more importantly, why has it endured? Antony Alumkal provides a comprehensive background on the war on science—how it developed and why it will continue to endure. Drawing upon Richard Hofstadter’s influential 1965 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” Antony Alumkal argues that the Christian Right adopts a similar paranoid style in their approach to science. Alumkal demonstrates that Christian Right leaders see conspiracies within the scientific establishment, with scientists not only peddling fraudulent information, but actively concealing their true motives from the American public and threatening to destroy the moral foundation of society. By rejecting science, Christian Right leaders create their own alternative reality, one that does not challenge their literal reading of the Bible. While Alumkal recognizes the many evangelicals who oppose the Christian Right’s agenda, he also highlights the consequences of the war on reality—both for the evangelical community and the broader American public. A compelling glimpse into the heart of the Christian Right’s anti-science agenda, Paranoid Science is a must-read for those who hope to understand the Christian Right’s battle against science, and for the scientists and educators who wish to stop it.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality Author F. Earle Fox
ISBN-10 0945778015
Year 2002-07-01
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher Emmaus Ministries
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A look at the Biblical and scientific foundations of truth, righteousness, and love for dealing with homosexuality; why America fell for a massive program of propaganda; and the Godly strategy for rebuilding a sane understanding of human sexuality.

Understanding Homosexuality

Understanding Homosexuality Author David N. Glesne
ISBN-10 1886513953
Year 2005
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Kirk House Publishers
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This book is born out of the experience of one ministering in a congregational setting to the joys and sorrows of people struggling with a variety of life issues— including homosexual experiences. The author addresses the critical questions regarding homosexuality from within the setting of the local church and seeks answers that are consistent with Scriptures and historic Christianity.

Some Issues in Human Sexuality

Some Issues in Human Sexuality Author A Working Party of the House of Bishops
ISBN-10 0715138685
Year 2003
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Church House Publishing
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This widely anticipated report will be welcomed by all who wish to come to a greater understanding of the issues surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexualism and the Church. It provides an in-depth account of the surrounding issues, and provides detailed analyses of key Scriptural passages.

Reason and Wonder

Reason and Wonder Author Eric Priest
ISBN-10 9780281075256
Year 2016-08-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher SPCK
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An introductory chapter by the editor discusses the relationship between science and religion, and provides a summary of the themes of the book. Two chapters follow on a philosophical approach to the field, describing the relation with new atheism and the nature of natural law and reductionism. Then there are two chapters on astronomy and the nature of the universe, and two on evolution and creation. Three chapters follow from the biosciences, one on genes, another on psychology and a third on the nature of the person. These are complemented by two final theological chapters, one on the nature of miracles and another on trusting the New Testament. Contents: Eric Priest - Towards the Integration of Science and Religion Keith Ward - God, Science and the New Atheism Eleonore Stump - Natural Law, Reductionism and the Creator David Wilkinson - The Origin and End of the Universe – a Challenge for Christianity? Jennifer Wiseman - Universe of Wonder, Universe of Life Kenneth Miller - Evolution, Faith and Science Michael Murray and Jeff Schloss - Evil in Evolution Pauline Rudd - Is there More to Life than Genes? David Myers - Psychological Science Meets Christian Faith John Wyatt - Being a Person? - Towards an Integration of Neuroscientific and Christian Perspectives John Swinton - From Projection to Connection: Conversations between Science, Spirituality and Health Mark Harris - Do the Miracles of Jesus Contradict Science? Tom Wright - Can a Scientist Trust the New Testament? Questions for discussion or reflection

Pure Desire

Pure Desire Author Gary Inrig
ISBN-10 9781572934993
Year 2010-11-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Discovery House
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How do we live the Christian life in today’s sex-saturated, self-gratifying culture where moral values are constantly under attack and where sin distorts all that God designed? Gary Inrig addresses this dilemma by providing a practical understanding of God’s original purpose for His good gift of human sexuality. Pure Desire anchors moral conviction in specific passages of Scripture and offers wise counsel on how to face the challenge of the culture by applying the standards of God’s revelation. Pure Desire encourages us to have a deep desire to not only avoid sexual sin but to pursue holiness for our good and for the glory of God.

Modern Psychotherapies

Modern Psychotherapies Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 9780830864751
Year 2013-01-05
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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The wide variety of psychotherapies that psychologists and students of psychology face can make for a confusing picture. The level of complexity is multiplied for Christians since they must ask how a particular psychotherapy fits (or doesn t fit) with a Christian understanding of persons and their suffering. In this expanded and thoroughly update edition, Stanton Jones and Richard Butman continue to offer a careful analysis and penetrating critiques of the myriad of psychotherapies now current in the field of psychology including: Classical Psychoanalysis Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapies Behavior Therapy Cognitive Therapy Person-Centered Therapy Experiential Therapies Family Systems Theory and Therapy Two valuable new chapters have been added: "Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategies" and "Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapist." Opening and closing chapters discuss foundational concerns on the integration of psychology and theology and present the authors' call for a "responsible eclecticism." Modern Psychotherapies remains an indispensable resource.

Don t Ask Don t Tell

Don t Ask  Don t Tell Author John D. Laing
ISBN-10 9781621898795
Year 2013-09-16
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The repeal of the government's policy on homosexual military service, known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT), has caused much concern among Christian military service members, especially chaplains, and has led to much debate about the morality of homosexuality, the ideal of free speech, and the role of clergy in public service. Can it be scientifically demonstrated that homosexuality is normal? What has homosexual political activity shown to be their agenda, if any? What does the Bible say about homosexuality? How can chaplains who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle respond to the repeal in a way that retains their prophetic voice, but protects them from prosecution? How can chaplains minister to homosexual service members and their families in a post-DADT military? These are just some of the questions addressed in this important work by a group of scholars and chaplains, many of whom serve or have served in the academy, the military, and the church.

Psychology Christianity

Psychology   Christianity Author Eric L. Johnson
ISBN-10 9780830876617
Year 2009-09-20
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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How are Christians to understand and undertake the discipline of psychology? This question has been of keen interest (and sometimes concern) to Christians because of the importance we place on a correct understanding of human nature. Psychology can sometimes seem disconnected from, if not antithetical to, Christian perspectives on life. How are we to understand our Christian beliefs about persons in relation to secular psychological beliefs? This revised edition of a widely appreciated text now presents five models for understanding the relationship between psychology and Christianity. All the essays and responses have been reworked and updated with some new contributors including the addition of a new perspective, the transformative view from John Coe and Todd Hall (Biola University). Also found here is David Powlison (Westminster Theological Seminary) who offers the biblical counseling model. The levels-of-explanation model is advanced by David G. Myers (Hope College), while Stanton L. Jones (Wheaton College) offers an entirely new chapter presenting the integration model. The Christian psychology model is put forth by Robert C. Roberts (Baylor University) now joined by Paul J. Watson (University of Tennesee, Chattanooga). Each of the contributors responds to the other essayists, noting points of agreement as well as problems they see. Eric L. Johnson provides a revised introduction that describes the history of Christians and psychology, as well as a conclusion that considers what might unite the five views and how a reader might evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of each view. Psychology and Christianity: Five Views has become a standard introductory textbook for students and professors of Christian psychology. This revision promises to keep it so.

The Lepers Among Us

The Lepers Among Us Author Jim Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781602669338
Year 2007-11-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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Reynolds sends a call to the Evangelical Church to stop treating believers who struggle with homosexual as lepers. The call is for the church to be and become family for all sinning saints. (Practical Life)

The Facts on Homosexuality

The Facts on Homosexuality Author John Ankerberg
ISBN-10 0736911065
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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John Ankerberg and John Weldonâs popular Facts On books (more than 800,000 copies sold) havenew covers and updated material! Known for their extensive research and Bibleknowledge, the authors offer readers the essentialfacts they need to evaluate and discuss todayâs issues. The concise,easyâtoâfollow information helps readers: understand the basic tenets of each subject evaluate the teachings in light of Godâs Word share the gospel more effectively The userâfriendly,questionâandâanswer format of this series gives readers the flexibility toexplore the subject fully or look up specific teachings. Ankerberg and Weldon discuss aspects of homosexuality, including innate vs. learnedbehavior, biological support, the homosexual communityâs influence, theChristian churchâs view on homosexuality, and what Godâs Word teaches.

Press Bias and Politics

Press Bias and Politics Author Jim A. Kuypers
ISBN-10 0275977587
Year 2002
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Kuypers examines over 800 press reports on race and homosexuality to documents a liberal political bias in mainstream news.