How to respond to accusations based on Romans 1

A transgender person on Facebook this week asked how people respond to family members who fling Romans 1 in their faces as accusation. Below is an excerpt from my Transfigured devotional which addresses this topic. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. You, then, why do you judge your brother or siste

God writes straight with crooked sheets

Here's another excerpt from my upcoming devotional on the subject of sex. Stay tuned! “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” (Isaiah 55:8-9, 12-13) My hope in writing

Purity culture

This entry is an excerpt from an upcoming devotional on the subject of sex. Stay tuned! To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. (Titus 1:15 NIV) Are you familiar with the term “purity culture?” Maybe for you it was a ring received as a teen, pledging to Jesus that you wouldn’t have sex until marriage. Maybe it was a church which urged courting rather than dating. Maybe it was a modesty fashion show accompanied by lectures about “protecting” men. Purity culture teaches that women are “stumbling blocks” for men, that bodies are shameful, that “impure” women are downright dange

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