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Ep 20: Review and Summary of Season 1

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Release Date: 01/05/2021

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A look back at the key Bible verses that talk about homosexuality and why they don't apply to loving LGBTQI relationships today, with a positive reading of the book of Romans. This ends season 1 of the ALLin Pod. Season 2 will focus on what the Bible says about marriage, and whether LGBTQI people can get married. 

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Ep 19: Other interpretations of Romans 1 show art Ep 19: Other interpretations of Romans 1

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For many Christians, Romans 1 is the key passage against same gender sexual activity, so we need to cover it thoroughly. In this episode of the ALLin Podcast, we look at seven additional interpretative options for Romans 1. TAKE NOTE: This is a dense episode, with lots of detailed arguments and references. You probably can't listen to this one in the background. It needs your focus.

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Ep 18: What the women and men were actually doing in Romans 1:26-27 show art Ep 18: What the women and men were actually doing in Romans 1:26-27

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We are spending a lot of time in Romans 1, because this is the passage that most people point to when they want to exclude LGBTQI people from the church and Christian faith. This is the fourth part of our mini-series in Romans, and looks in even more detail at the original text and specifically at Romans 1:26-27, "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men,...

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Ep17: Shameful Lusts and Against Nature show art Ep17: Shameful Lusts and Against Nature

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In Romans 1, Paul says that women and men were "given over by God" to their "shameful lusts" and did what is "against nature". What did he mean by this? And does that apply to LGBTQI people today who want to get married to their lifelong, loving partner? In this episode of the ALLin Pod we do detailed word studies of what it means for something to be shameful and unnatural. Neither of them are what you might expect: they're related to things that are socially unacceptable, rather than something that is morally wrong or evil.  This changes completely how we should understand this...

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Ep 16: The purpose of Paul's letter to Rome show art Ep 16: The purpose of Paul's letter to Rome

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This is part 2 of the mini-series in the book of Romans, Paul's letter to the church at Rome. In the first chapter of this letter, Paul appears to list a whole lot of sins, including same gender sexual activity. But if you read on into Romans 2, and in fact the rest of the letter, the tone and purpose of the first chapter seems to change. So, what was the purpose of the letter, and what light does that shine on how we should understand chapter 1. Graeme Codrington explores these questions, and comes once again to the same conclusion: that Romans 1 is not addressing loving, consensual LGBTQI...

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Ep15: Romans Part 1: Reading the Plain Text show art Ep15: Romans Part 1: Reading the Plain Text

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We finally get to the book of Romans in our study of the verses that have traditionally been used to oppose gay marriage and the inclusion of the LGBTQI community into churches. This is the start of a four part mini series on Paul's letter to the church at Rome, and in this episode we read through the text looking at the plain meaning of Romans 1 and 2. We'll get into more detail in the next episodes, but even on the plain reading of the text, it is clear that Paul is not talking about loving, committed, monogamous same gender relationships - he's talking about something else.

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Ep14: Malakos means soft show art Ep14: Malakos means soft

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In his letter to the church at Corinth, Paul says that those people who are "malakos" are outside of the Kingdom of God. This is a Greek word that means "soft". It is a strange choice of word for Paul to use if he meant to describe homosexuals. In the context of the passage, and with understanding of the culture of the day, this word makes a lot more sense if it is describing effeminate young men who made themselves available as "call boys". 

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Ep13: 1 Cor 6, 1 Tim 1, and 'arsenokoites' show art Ep13: 1 Cor 6, 1 Tim 1, and 'arsenokoites'

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In his letters to Corinth and Timothy, the senior pastor at Ephesus, Paul lists a number of sins that will keep people out of the Kingdom of God. Included in these lists is a word that Paul made up. Why did he make this word up, what does it mean, and how should we understand it today?

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Ep 12.5: Update show art Ep 12.5: Update

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The ALLin pod has been away for a few months because of the Covid crisis. We are coming back in a few days with a mini-series on the New Testament and what it really says about the LGBTQI community. 

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Ep12: A Community of Radical Inclusion show art Ep12: A Community of Radical Inclusion

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A Community of Radical Inclusion is a sermon preached by Graeme Codrington at the Melrose Campus of Gracepoint Methodist church in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. It lays out both a Biblical and historical case for including LGBTQI in our churches, and affirming them as made in God's image. 

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A look back at the key Bible verses that talk about homosexuality and why they don't apply to loving LGBTQI relationships today, with a positive reading of the book of Romans.

This ends season 1 of the ALLin Pod. Season 2 will focus on what the Bible says about marriage, and whether LGBTQI people can get married.