I was asked by the folks SermonAudio.com (a website I highly recommend) to record a podcast expressing my thoughts about the Chick-fil-A/Gay Marriage issue. Here is the link to the podcast: The Chick-fil-A Controversy || Matt Moore — As usual, my thoughts tend to differ than those of the majority of Christians…. I’m sure none of you are surprised.
Thanks for listening!
[The average person probably assumes that many of the things I write about are hard for me to be so transparent with, but that surprisingly isn’t the case. I can talk about my past, my homosexual encounters, my promiscuity, my current struggle with homosexuality, etc., pretty easily... which I contribute completely to the grace of God at work in me. But today I’m going to write about something that actually is hard for me to communicate publicly. But on this one, I know for a fact I am not alone. I know almost every guy faces what I'm about to hit on, and I hope that my thoughts on the subject might offer some insight to someone, even if they're jumbled and scattered... I'm no skilled exegetist.]
I am addicted to pornography. Continue reading
“you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.”- Deuteronomy 4:29
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:13
I’m awesome with routine. My spiritual checklist is almost always, if not all the time, neatly marked off. I read my Bible, pray and listen to sermons everyday. But if I’m completely honest with myself, as of late, seeking God has not really been my intent when I “seek God”. That’s kind of confusing, I know, but stay with me. Continue reading
Oh, the innumerable ways people try to answer this question. Does God want gays to become straight? Does He just want them to lie to themselves? Does He want them to accept themselves for who they are? Does He want them to pursue loving, committed, same-sex relationships?
I mean, God is love. Doesn’t God want gay people to love?
The Christian answer would be YES. God wants gay people to love. He wants them to love Him… and to repent. But what does that even mean? What does that look like? Continue reading
Dear Gay Kid,
I spent my whole life trying to be someone I wasn’t. From the time I was 4 feet tall I was lying to everyone around me, pretending to be a person that I knew I really wasn’t. I hated myself. I hated who I really was. I hated that I was gay. I hated that I lived in a world where that wasn’t normal. I hated that I had to hide. Continue reading
This is such a hard question to answer… not because the answer isn’t clear in Scripture, but because of the radically differing opinions of people in the Church. When this question is asked, division immediately is introduced. But for the sake of souls, the deception must be confronted and the truth must be proclaimed. Continue reading
Have you seen old commericals from the 40s and 50s with their warnings like don’t catch the gay or beware of the homos? To me, this kind of talk ranks right up there with racism, making it out to be like gay people are a far-step lower than the rest of humanity. If anything good has come from the advancement in our culture over recent decades, it would be that “all people are equal” is actually a politically-correct statement now.
If our culture believes that all people are equal, how much more should the Christians believe this, in light of the biblical fact that every human is made in the image of God? Continue reading
Got this from a fellow Shreveporter’s blog who is a member of the Church that, Lord-willing, I will be joining. Great stuff.
“If you pay any attention to the Christian blogosphere, you’ve noticed a very public theological debate. I don’t intend to wade into the deep waters of that debate (assuming such waters can be adequately waded online), but I think it is important that we consider how we discuss and disagree about theology…” continue reading here.
I ran across another testimony that I had to share with all of you. 17 year-old Shalina Thienes has experienced the grace and redemption of God in a way that I know will encourage anyone who hears it. Below I will paste just a paragraph Shalina wrote to introduce herself to you, but you’ve got to listen to the sermon-audio podcast here—> Shalina’s Testimony Continue reading