Being Christian and Being Gay – An Introduction

Posted: August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized
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“Being Christian and Gay” is a topic I am addressing in a series of posts on this blog. I am Christian. I am gay.

There is a dichotomy of passion and reason in current responses to the gay-Christian debate. Both of these fundamental responses—passion and reason—ebb and flow to a degree; but passion, which often is blind, usually usurps reason, which comes only after passion is quieted. It is my hope that my experience will shed some light on living a Christian life as a gay man.

Since the foundation of the Christian faith is rooted in an understanding / interpretation of Scripture, these posts will examine a narrow slice of how the Bible informs a gay Christian’s sexual ethic. The following topics will be examined:

September 5, 2017 – Part 1: “Context for Conversation” is the intersection of faith and sexuality from personal experience.

September 12, 2017 – Part 2: “How We Read the Bible” determines how we live our faith.

September 19, 2017 – Part 3: “My Relationship with Scripture” as a Christ-follower is dynamic and personal.

September 26, 2017 – Part 4: “Specific Bible Passages” in Both Hebrew Scripture and Christian Scripture” regarding homosexuality have contextual meaning that requires careful attention.

October 3, 2017 – Part 5: “A Christian’s Sexual Ethic” is an ethic that gets at and seeks to sustain truth; it is spiritual; and it embodies a love that is mutually respectful and reciprocal by nature.

October 10, 2017 – Part 6: “An Understanding of Sexuality” is important because it affects not only the physical (biological) aspects of life but also the emotional, social, spiritual, legal, and religious parts of us.

October 17, 2017 – Part 7: “Living Between Two Worlds,” gay and Christian, is perceived as an oxymoron—by many people in both the Christian community and the gay community; yet, here I am, a gay Christian.

October 24, 2017 – Conclusion

Be sure to offer your comment. I look forward to this conversation.

  1. Kathy Coney says:

    David I am so proud of u to bring this most
    Important issue out for everyone to realize
    God knows the people he has created, and
    He loves us all. Amen

    • David Wigger says:

      Thank you Kathy. I believe that as we dialogue openly, trustingly, seeking to understand each other without seeking to change each other, we will gain mutual respect and love each other for each other.

  2. Linda Roos says:


    I am glad you are taking on this topic. I look forward to reading what you have to say because i hope it will help me get through to close-minded people who think they know what the Bible says about homosexuality.

    • David Wigger says:

      It is my hope that these posts will help move the conversation along. Hopefully people will examine these issues more carefully without assuming they have the answers, that they will try to see it from the other person’s perspective with respect and not condemnation.