Article by: Ryan Troglin
How is God’s sexual ethic not just true, but beautiful and good?
That’s the question Sam Allberry (author of Is God Anti-Gay? and a founding editor of Living Out, a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction), Rosaria Butterfield (author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered), and Jackie Hill Perry (spoken word poet and hip-hop artist) take on in this new seven-minute roundtable video.
Perry considers how pursuing holiness leads to human flourishing; Butterfield thinks about how bearing God’s image informs Scripture’s sexual morality; and Allberry reminds us what the Bible actually is—the story of a Creator more committed to our joy than we could ever imagine, not an arbitrary list of prohibitions.
Watch (or listen below) as they open up about their own struggles with sexuality and share how the Lord has used his Word to show them the goodness of his sexual ethic.
- ‘We Are All Messy’: Rosaria Butterfield on Loving Our Gay and Lesbian Friends (Matt Smethurst)
- You Are Not Your Sexuality (Sam Allberry)
- Loving the Church When It Hurts (Jackie Hill Perry)
Ryan Troglin (MDiv, Southern Seminary) serves as an assistant editor for The Gospel Coalition and as an editorial assistant in the office of the president at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also teaches English at Providence Classical Christian School in Northwest Arkansas. He and his wife, Stacey, are members at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Read Source: Why God’s Sexual Ethic Is Good for the World