How do Christians proclaim the love of God in Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit today? “Biblical Sexuality and Gender” by The Rev. Dr. Jay Emerson Johnson poses many questions in his thoughtful look at the most common verses used to oppose LGBT people.
- Genesis 19:1-13
- Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13
- Romans 1:26-27
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
- 1 Timothy 1:8-11
He takes a look at these verses in context of a greater narrative changing how we traditionally read these passages and past interpretations of the text. Welding the most recent scholarly analysis of ancient Hebrew and Greek culture with his own analysis, Rev. Jay seeks to set the appropriate context of sexual relations, social status and male power and privilege. This article takes new approach from simply refuting problematic biblical text and opens the door of insight into the bible.
Check out the full text here: Biblical Sexuality and Gender – Johnson