Andy Halsey is a PCA pastor serving in Charleston, MS. He is husband of one wife and father of more than four children.
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Pastor Scott Sauls of Christ Presbyterian Church Nashville (CPCN) has convinced his elders to open the diaconate to commissioned women deacons.
Pastor Joe Novenson concluded only that those sounding the alarm should repent of their tone, thus choosing to align himself with those being warned against.
As wordlings see it, when the Apostle Paul commanded the men of God of his day to “be men,” he was tormenting them on the level of “electro-shock therapy.”
“Redeeming culture” is the Reformed code phrase for “I want to watch sex and violence at the theater and act like an art snob and you have to respect me for it.”
We used to speak of the gifting and calling to singleness, but “singleness” doesn’t evoke the pathos of “permanently de-coupled.” Yet we must recall these men lamenting their “permanent de-coupling” are the same men promoting “spiritual friendships.” What are “spiritual friendships?” Excuse us for pointing out the obvious, but “spiritual friendships” are permanent coupling.
Revoice apes the world—that’s the main thing to notice about them. Their repeated banging on the single key of “not same-sex intercourse” is the outside of the cup that they keep clean to pass for Christian. Only the Bible’s sexual ethic cleans the inside of the cup, producing by the grace of God sweet repentance, joyful hope, and complete satisfaction.
Johnson’s Revoice demands that the become accommodating of the precious identities of sexual minorities. They demand that the Church welcome them as they are—with the perpetual implication that this is “the way God made them.”