The Bible and Same-Sex Relationships: Tim Keller’s Review Article of Books by Matthew Vines and Ken Wilson

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In a new review article, Tim Keller suggests that Matthew Vines’s God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same Sex Relationships (Convergent Books, 2014) and Ken Wilson’s A Letter to My Congregation (David Crum Media, 2014) seem to be two of the most widely read books today affirming the compatibility of monogamous homosexuality and biblical Christianity.

Keller identifies five basic arguments made by these authors and others in their camp, having to do with:

  1. Knowing gay people personally.
  2. Consulting historical scholarship.
  3. Re-categorizing same sex relations.
  4. Revising biblical authority.
  5. Being on the wrong side of history.

Keller responds to each of these points, and then argues that the authors have sadly missed the biblical vision of sexuality and marriage.

It’s worth reading the whole thing.

For more on this issue from Keller, see his review of Wes Hill’s Washed and Waiting and Sam Allberry’s Is God Anti-Gay?, along with his post responding to the revisionists’ charge that Christians are inconsistent in rejecting laws of the Old Testament when maintaining prohibitions of same-sex behavior.

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