79: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an “Issue”? with Dr. Preston Sprinkle

 In Culture, Homosexuality, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Ministry, Morality, Philosophy, Podcast, Relationships, Sex

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In this episode, Kenny interviews author, speaker, and college professor Dr. Preston Sprinkle about homosexuality, but more specifically about how Christians ought to engage with people who identify as gay.

Dr. Sprinkle makes it clear: Homosexuality is not about an “issue” to be dealt with, but it is much more about people than need to be loved.

Dr. Sprinkle gained national attention several years ago when he co-wrote the best selling book Erasing Hell with Francis Chan, which was a response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins. Dr. Sprinkle has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Master’s Seminary as well as a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in the Scotland. He currently serves as the Vice President for Eternity Bible College’s Extension Campus in Boise, ID. He previously taught at Cedarville University (Ohio) and at Nottingham University (U.K.).

Check out Dr. Sprinkle’s Personal Website

Follow Dr. Sprinkle on Twitter: @prestonsprinkle

Check out Dr. Sprinkle’s podcast: Theology in the Raw

Resources Recommended by Dr. Sprinkle: 

People to be Loved (by Preston Sprinkle, Ph.D.)

Washed and Waiting (by Wesley Hill)

Is God Anti-Gay (by Sam Allberry)

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate (by Justin Lee)

Additional Recommended Resources:

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (by Kevin DeYoung)

Tim Keller’s Response to Matthew Vines & Ken Wilson

Resources from Rosaria Butterfield

Christopher Yuan’s Response to Justin Lee’s “Torn”

Christopher Yuan’s Response to Matthew Vines

Is Gay the New Black? (Video)

How Can Homosexuality Be Wrong If It Doesn’t Harm Anyone? (Video)

Previous Related Episodes: 

78: Why is Homosexuality a Sin?

70: How Does God Determine What Is Sin And What Is Not Sin?

65: Is It Wrong To Live Together Before We’re Married?

58: Why Is God Consumed With His Own Glory?

55: Why Does Sexual Purity Matter? With Dr. Corey Allan

11: Why Is Premarital Sex Sin?