I recently moderated a Q&A with Sam Allberry where he fielded questions from me and from students (see above). Sam is a same-sex attracted Christian, and a faithful brother. I cannot overstate how grateful I am for his life and testimony. The Lord has raised him up for our time. If you haven’t yet read Sam’s book, you need to. It’s titled Is God Anti-Gay? (Questions Christians Ask).
Sam delivered three messages to our students before the Q&A:
- “Sam’s Story”
- “What the Bible Teaches about Homosexuality”
- “Gospel-Ministry to the Same-Sex Attracted”
You can listen to all three of these at the website of The Center for Gospel and Culture. I think they are all fantastic, but I really appreciated the first one (“Sam’s Story”) which is a mixture of personal testimony and biblical exhortation. Don’t miss it.
I’ve listed below the questions that Sam answers in the Q&A and where they occur in the video above.
Q&A with Sam Allberry
0:00 – What do you think about reparative therapy?
5:40 – How can we be more persuasive with what the Bible teaches about sexuality?
9:23 – Should gay people avoid same-sex friendships?
12:13 – What is the difference between temptation and sin?
15:20 – Is same-sex attraction sinful?
21:21 – What do we minister to transgender youth?
29:33 – How do opposite sex friendships work with people who are same-sex attracted?
32:20 – How can churches be less reluctant about ministry to same-sex attracted folks?
35:04 – What do you say to someone who claims to be gay and Christian? (like Matthew Vines)
38:48 – Is homosexuality a gospel issue?
40:33 – How do we speak the truth to a transgender friend?
43:34 – What do we say to a gay person who has been hurt by Christians in the past?