Category Archives: Culture Matters

On Dreamers and DACA

Dearly Beloved, I recently came across a document called ‘Evangelical Statement of Principles on Dreamers’ which I like very much.  You can read it here. For multiple decades our national leadership has failed us as a people by their impoverished … Continue reading

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Turn Your Back On White Supremacists

(Editors Note: Below you will find a guest column I recently submitted to our local newspaper, the Austin American Statesman.  I will let you know if it gets published.  However, I wanted you all to know of my settled opposition … Continue reading

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Women Also Use Porn

Following Sunday’s sermon no less than half a dozen people came up to me with a singular concern: that a significant number of women also watch porn. As part of my talk on the 7th commandment, God’s prohibition against adultery, … Continue reading

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Transgenderism

(Note: The following information comes from The Weekly, which is “…a rundown of news by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission highlighting the week’s top news stories from the public square and providing commentary on the big issues of our day,” as per their website.  I found it helpful … Continue reading

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Reading on the Subject of Homosexuality

While preparing for a series of sermons delivered in May of 2015 I spent a good bit of time plowing through various magazine articles and online essays as well as a number of books. I have published a partial bibliography … Continue reading

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The Sally Gary Conference Helped Me Find Freedom

(Editor’s Note: I have permission to publish the author’s name for the blog post below, but have withheld it on purpose.  I do not want any given personality to become a central issue in this discussion.  –geno) Geno, I wanted … Continue reading

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God Won’t Heal Everything

(Editor’s Note: Kevin Daniel wrote the following as a response to the previous post, “Critique of Sally Gary Conference — No Hope of Healing“.  I thought it was important, so I am elevating it to blog post status.  –geno) I … Continue reading

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Critique of Sally Gary Conference — No Hope of Healing

(I received this note from a long-time participant of Hope Chapel in late December, 2016. It captures and summarizes several notes with similar critiques of the Sally Gary conference held in November.  I have permission to publish this letter, complete … Continue reading

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Not Silent About Sex

(Note: Betsy Cruz, a long-time Christian leader and friend from Hope Chapel, recently published a blog entitled ‘Sex and the Christian College Student.’  I thought it was so good that I am reproducing her note on HopeMail and the link … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Several people have expressed in person as well as in writing the sentiment that it would be a shame after last weekend’s conference with Sally Gary that we would not follow up with some way to continue the conversation. I … Continue reading

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