What does the attack on HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines, their church, and their position on same-sex marriage say about the current cultural climate for Christians today?
In this podcast we will talk about these and other questions:
- When it comes to the Biblical positions that we hold as Christians, is being “nice” enough in today’s cultural climate?
- When it comes to the issue of God’s design for sexuality being critiqued, is being artful and attractive in the ways we talk about things enough?
- What do we need to be aware of in the 21st century as a Christian with theological beliefs under scrutiny?
- How can Christians be faithful with the call to always be ready to give an answer for the hope that we have yet to do it with gentleness and respect?
“Society tolerates the practice of the Christian faith in private devotions and in church serves, but it increasingly deprecates public witness. To the relativist and secularist, public witness to faith in God smacks too much of proselytizing and fundamentalist extremism. They therefore regard it more and more as a threat to social stability and human freedom.” – John Lennox
To dig deeper into the topic of same sex marriage and the Christian worldview listen to this powerful talk by John Stonestreet. For an interesting perspective on the LGTB conversation with the church check out this article in the Washington Post: BuzzFeed’s hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous.