CRITIQUE OF
MATTHEW  VINES'  TEACHING

 

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Media Content:  

 

James White Responds to Matthew Vines' Speech on Homosexuality & the Bible
 
 

For a curriculum vitae, click here .

Source: http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/about/media-bios

Dr. James White is a prolific author, the founder of Alpha and Omega Ministries , host of the webast, The Dividing Line , and a well acclaimed apologist who brings sound reason to the controversial and emotional subject of homosexuality and the rise of the gay Christian movement.  Over a series of webcasts, Dr. White thoroughly analyzes and critiques
Matthew Vines' popular speech on the Bible and homosexuality.

 

 

Michael Brown Debates Matthew Vines

 
 

Matthew Vines has developed a reputation for declining formal debate invitations, although he expresses interest in writing (
example 1example 2 ; example 3 ). Nevertheless, Dr. Michael Brown had opportunity to debate Matthew Vines on Moody Radio's Up for Debate with Julie Roys.  The next day Matthew Vines wrote to friends in a Facebook group, "Will, as I said, I didn't sign up for it.  Moody didn't tell me Brown was going to be involved until he announced it on his own social media platforms, and at that point, backing out (though perfectly justifiable given the inappropriate way they handled the situation) would've only given him more attention, as he'd go around boasting about how I canceled [sic] because I was 'too afraid' to debate him.  Going forward with it seemed the least bad option." (
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Written Content:

 

God & the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines
  
 
 

Matthew Vines' book, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships , argues that homosexual orientation and committed same-sex relationships are consistent with a “high view” of the Bible and evangelical Christianity.  Southern Seminary President
Dr. Albert Mohler and four other seminary faculty members refute this claim in this SBTS Press  e-book.  Each chapter refutes Matthew Vines’ claims from six specific Scriptural references to homosexuality.  Dr. Mohler’s chapter provides an overview critique of Matthew Vines’ book.  James M. Hamilton Jr., professor of Biblical theology, addresses the Old Testament claims; Denny Burk, professor of Biblical studies, addresses New Testament claims; Owen Strachan, assistant professor of Christian theology looks at the church history assertions; and Heath Lambert, assistant professor of Biblical counseling, answers whether there is such a thing as a “gay Christian.”

 

 

Theologians Find Vines' 'Homosexuality Is Not a Sin' Thesis Not Persuasive

 

 

Fact-Checking Scripture, Nullification on Homosexuality

 

 

 

Joe Dallas: Assessing Matthew Vines' God & the Gay Christian
 
 

Joe has authored several books on human sexuality from the Christian perspective, including Desires in Conflict , The Game Plan , When Homosexuality Hits Home , and Five Steps to Breaking Free from Porn.
He is a contributing writer for The Christian Research Journal , and his articles have appeared in Christianity Today , The Journal of Christian Healing , and The Southern California Christian Times.  His work has also been featured in The Los Angeles Times , Moody Monthly, New Man Magazine , and The Boston Globe .

For over three years Joe taught and conducted the nationally recognized Every Man’s Battle 5-Day conference as the originating Program Director, and from 1991 to 1993, he served as the President of Exodus International .  He was a regularly featured speaker with the Focus on the Family Love Won Out conference.

Joe Dallas has represented the Christian viewpoint through a number of media appearances, including the ABC Evening News , The Joan Rivers Show, The Bible Answer Man , New Life Live , The 700 Club , Jay Sekalow Live, and Concerned Women for America .  He has addressed conferences, churches and universities across the country, including the Promise-Keepers Men's Conference, Moody Bible Church of Chicago, The Christian Association for Professional Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary , and the Experience Conference .  He has also lectured and debated in Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Spain.

Joe and his wife Renee reside in Orange County, California, with their two sons.

Source: http://www.joedallas.com/about-joe-dallas.cfm

Retrieved / Written: 2015

Joe Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling , which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems.  He is also a former homosexual.

Part 1 - Assessing Matthew Vines' God & the Gay Christian

 

 

 

Book Review for God & the Gay Christian

 

 

Sam Allberry reviews 
Matthew Vines' book, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships .

 

 

Ed Neufeld: A Response to Matthew Vines 

 

 

Dr. Ed Neufeld is a part-time pastor at Kleefeld Christian Community Church and a professor of New Testament Bible and Greek at Providence Theological Seminary .  This response to
Matthew Vines popular speech on the Bible and homosexuality addresses most of Matthew Vines' arguments and each of the Scripture passages used by him.  More than this, the paper explains why Dr. Neufeld is convinced that the Bible speaks against same-sex relations.

 

 

Stasis Online: A Response to Matthew Vines

 

Stasis Online is a blog whose motto is "bringing balance to the worldwide web."  Posted articles are peppered with supporting links, making this a valuable resource for the investigator.

Feature: Flaws in the Matthew Vines Video

1. No, This Isn't Uneducated, Unchristian Hatred

2. How Matthew Vines Misrepresents Homosexuality

3. Why Matthew Vines’ Assessment of Being Alone, is Cherry-picking

4. How Matthew Vines Misinterprets the Parable of the Fruit

5. How Matthew Vines Undervalues Homosexuals

7. Something Matthew Vines Got Right

9. How Matthew Vines Misinterprets Romans 1

10. How Matthew Vines Whitewashes 1 Corinthians 6:9

12. How Matthew Vines Conclusions Are Flawed

13. Responses from others, to Matthew Vines’ presentation

 

 

Theological Matters: Answering Matthew Vines

 

 

Dr. Evan Lenow reviews
Matthew Vines' popular speech on the Bible and homosexuality in a series of articles for the blog of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Theological Matters .

Answering Matthew Vines: Is Being Alone a Sin?

Answering Matthew Vines: Are Homosexual Relationships ‘Unnatural’?

Answering Matthew Vines: What Did Jesus Teach About Homosexuality?

Can a Christian Be Gay?: The New Question in Evangelicalism