The Bible: Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life

Of all of the subjects discussed in the Bible, perhaps the most controversial center on the topics of sexuality, marriage, and family life. The first article details the recent work of Matthew Vines, a college student who has produced a Youtube video (“The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality”) that details how scholarship discusses sexuality in the Bible.  In the second essay, Gene Robinson, bishop of the United States’ Episcopal Church, examines biblical passages on marriage and family life and demonstrates that in many respects they diverge from attitudes found in the modern world. It is ironic that conservative thinkers who authorize their “family values” agenda by appealing to the Bible actually promote ideas that are not “biblical.”

Turned Away, He Turned to the Bible

Jesus Would Back Gay Marriage