Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian, is Wesley Hill’s second book on Christianity and homosexuality. Wesley, who is a professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry, identifies himself as a “celibate Gay Christian,” meaning someone who has only experienced attraction to people of the same sex, but as a Christian, is convinced that the biblical teaching on human sexuality precludes acting on this attraction. 719 more words
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Wesley Hill, Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Brazos, 2015).
As an unmarried seminarian, I found myself surrounded by classmates who were married, many of them with children. 1,473 more words
“Gay marriage is going to be legal in most, if not all, of the United States of America before most of you reading this are dead. 985 more words
How Nicaea and Chalcedon Can Help you Read Your New Testament. (Or, Wesley Hill on Paul and the Trinity)
Doing systematic theology through exegesis and exegesis using systematic categories can be a tricky business. A little knowledge of history can show us the way that sometimes our easy recourse to our inherited theological grids may have short-changed our exegesis. 1,302 more words
This book was very hard for me to read, though I liked it. It is beautifully written: lyrical, well-organized, theologically robust, moving. My problem with the book, as anyone who knows me well might guess, is this: my brother Wesley Hill cannot allow himself to consider that someone like me, who affirms that same-gender relationships are part of God’s good plans for some of his people, can be a faithful Christian. 1,046 more words
The link below is to a book review of ‘Spiritual Friendship,’ by Wesley Hill.
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How is a faithful, orthodox Christian who struggles with same-sex desires, but sees and understands God’s design for human sexuality to live in a world that celebrates and embraces gay relations? 1,165 more words