Posts Tagged ‘homosexuality’

#LoveSins

If by love, we mean simply that affectionate feeling we have towards the things we desire or fancy or trust in, then love does not always win.  Many times #LoveSins.   The obese man loves everything about food and so he fills his mouth celebrating victories and swallowing defeats to make everything sweeter.  The sports […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 30th, 2015 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

The World is Round, People…or is it?

While on stage to accept her second Oscar, Cate Blanchett made an impassioned plea for making more feature length films with female characters at their center.  She said that the film “Blue Jasmine” for which she won the Oscar was the proof that such movies were craved by moviegoers.  At the end of her monologue […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on March 4th, 2014 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

President Obama on Leno–Homosexuality

On Leno, the president said, “Well, I’ve been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country.  And I have […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on August 8th, 2013 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Marriage is Hetero

In reading an article today, I came across the following quote which prompted me to write about something  which has often crossed my mind. “In classical Christian teaching, the divinely sanctioned union of male and female is an icon of the relationship of Christ to His church and ultimately of God to His creation. This […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 26th, 2013 under Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

How to address homosexuality in our culture: continuing the conversation

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk going around on Christian blogs about how Christians should be responding to the ongoing movement  to normalize homosexuality in our culture.  Consider this my contribution to that conversation. Many have rightly noted that we no longer live in a culture where the quoting of Scripture is going to […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 8th, 2013 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  4 Comments

10-14-2012 is Coming Out Sunday!

If you did not know, October 11, 2012 was set aside by the homosexual community as Coming Out Day.  It is a day set aside for those who have come out (admitted their homosexual desires to others) of the proverbial closet to remember that event and for those who have not done it yet to […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 13th, 2012 under Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Why Civil Unions Aren’t Enough?

“Why do homosexuals require it to be called marriage?”  a friend recently asked me. “Why are civil unions not enough?”  This was a friend that was willing to support civil unions giving homosexual couples all the rights and privileges of marriage without the name1  But he did not understand why the they required the name […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 19th, 2012 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  9 Comments

Lutherans and Libertarianism–Marriage Edition

Especially when the Republican primaries were at their peak, I noticed that there was a large Libertarian streak among my Lutheran friends.  Personally, I can sympathize with much of the sentiment they share about limiting government’s influence over life.  But there is something that I feel needs to be said.  We as Lutherans can never […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 17th, 2012 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  20 Comments

How Obama became Pro-Gay Marriage

Listen to his own words: "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 10th, 2012 under Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  13 Comments

The Body is for the Lord

No, my wife and I will not be on the roof for a sexperiement this week (it is pretty steep anyway). But I did preach this week on the proper use of our bodies and how that relates to sexuality. Listen in below:

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 16th, 2012 under Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  1 Comment