Last week a little post I wrote on how Christians might respond to the question of homosexual marriage went viral. Like 280,000 views in the first 50 hours viral. The blog post was popular enough to get picked up by my friends at Christ and Pop Culture magazine and got some traction there. The story was also picked up by a local paper, The Waco Tribune Herald. Finally, a local radio station interviewed me about the blog post during a popular local morning show.
In light of this overwhelming response there are a few folks I need to thank:
1) The Triune God. Thanks for opening some doors so that Your Bible could be proclaimed. Wherever this blog post went the truth of Your Word was lifted up. Well played, Jesus. Well played!
2) Everyone who shared the post on facebook, twitter, and other forms of social media. All 260,000 of you. This post got traction because friends and friends of friends and friends of friends of friends shared this post. Obviously my readers are the best readers in the world, with impeccable tastes in online content, and probably the most holy, sanctified Christians on the planet. Thanks for all y’all did to put this post out there. And, please keep sharing.
3) Everyone who read this post and lovingly sent back some critical pushback via comments and social media posts. Several astute Christians pointed out that my exegesis of Ephesians 4:15 needed more nuancing, since the immediate context for Paul was the community of believers. Yep, I needed to clarify. Also, several other commenters noted how curt I was with my comments about Rob Bell’s accommodating tendencies. That was spot on. My Catholic readers pointed out that I was a bit Protestant-heavy in my reading of Scripture. True. Thanks to all of your comments. They helped to keep me humble and accountable to the Church. Keep the comments coming.
Many readers have noted the lack of readable content on the Christian way of responding politically to the Gay Marriage debate. I would humbly point readers towards two articles that aim to equip believers on how to think, pray about, evangelize, and engage gay friends for the Gospel within the political debate.
1. Are Gay Rights the New Civil Rights? A black Christian theologian and pastor addresses the claim that gay rights and civil rights operate under similar merits.
2. The Persuasive Arguments for Gay Marriage? A pastor talks honestly about the appeals for the political arguments for gay marriage and where the appeals fall short.