One of these days, I will write my own “position paper” or “statement” on issues related to sexuality, given how much it has affected my life and how much I blog about it.
First check out this article that I wrote which will give you a very high-level view of what I believe: Gender, Marriage, and Sex: A Short Summary of What the Bible Teaches
Next, I recommend an article on the Gospel Coalition called “12 Statements on Human Sexuality.” They are taken from the Forty-Seventh General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality. They commissioned a report to address a wide variety of topics pertaining to homosexuality and same-sex attractions including:
- Image of God
- Original Sin
- Repentance and Hope
It also includes a few essays which delve into a number of these issues in greater detail.
I was surprised at how much I agreed with the statements in this document. Normally, position papers like these will tend to be good on some points but iffy or flat-out bad on others, but with this, I found myself nodding and saying “Amen” pretty much every step of the way. Until I take the time to actually write out my own, I will be referring people to this document. It is biblically faithful, pastoral, and addresses many relevant issues of our time connected with homosexuality and same-sex attractions.