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Mobile Ed: AP371 A Biblical Response to Homosexuality (4 hour course - audio)

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Overview

Get equipped to respond truthfully and graciously to the topic of homosexuality and to those who are a part of the LGBT community. Sean McDowell examines some of the preliminary issues, such as whether or not homosexuality is a gospel issue, whether or not homosexuality is the unforgiveable sin, and why many people have adopted the revisionist view of homosexuality. Gain profound insight and practical advice while applying biblical evidence to common objections to pertinent passages in Genesis, Romans, and 1 Corinthians.

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Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1:Introducing a Biblical Response to Homosexuality

  • The Changing Landscape of Sexual Ethics: The Reformation Project
  • The Changing Landscape of Sexual Ethics: Personal Experiences
  • Why Pick on This Issue?
  • Aren’t All Sins Equal?
  • Why Some Embrace the Revisionist View of Homosexuality
  • Tactics of the Revisionist Movement
  • Is This a Gospel Issue?

Unit 2:Background for Examining Texts about Homosexuality

  • Assumptions of the Revisionist Movement
  • Why Doesn’t the Bible Address Homosexuality More?
  • Why Didn’t Jesus Address Homosexuality?
  • Framing the Issue: God’s Design for Sex

Unit 3:Examining the Key Texts

  • Ten Truths fromFlame of Yahweh
  • Is the Genesis Account Still Applicable?
  • Sodom and Gomorrah: A Traditional Reading
  • Sodom and Gomorrah: Revisionist Objections
  • Levitical Passages: All Male-Male Sexual Activity Prohibited
  • Levitical Passages: Parts of Holiness Code Superseded by the New Testament
  • Levitical Passages: Cult Prostitution
  • Romans 1:26–27: Dishonorable Passions, Unnatural Relations
  • Romans 1:26–27: Impure or Sinful
  • Romans 1:26–27: Pederasty, Homosexuality, Lesbianism
  • First Corinthians 6:9–11

Unit 4:Responding to Common Objections and Questions

  • The Influence of Experience on Interpretation
  • Sexual Orientation Is a New Concept
  • Celibacy a Gift, Not a Mandate
  • Gender Complementarity
  • Greater Inclusiveness of the New Testament
  • Bible Does Not Address LGBT People Today
  • Marriage Is a Reflection of Christ’s Love for the Church
  • Are People Born Gay?
  • Can You Be Gay and Christian?
  • Can a Christian Attend a Gay Wedding?
  • What If a Gay Couple Comes to My Church?
  • Resources for Further Study
  • Christian Relationships with Gay People

Conclusion

  • Applying What You Have Learned

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About the Instructor

Dr. Sean McDowell is assistant professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University. He also teaches a high school Bible class, which gives him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture that he can impart to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International has awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training, and he is listed among the top 100 apologists. McDowell graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in theology and philosophy and earned a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

McDowell has appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Family Life Today, Point of View, Stand to Reason, Common Sense Atheism, and The Hugh Hewitt Show. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of over eighteen books, including A New Kind of Apologist, Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, and Is God Just a Human Invention? He has written several books with his father, Josh McDowell, including The Unshakable Truth and More Than a Carpenter. He is the general editor for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and has contributed to YouthWorker Journal, Decision Magazine, and the Christian Research Journal. Follow the dialogue with Sean McDowell as he blogs regularly at seanmcdowell.org.