Washed and waiting


In a debate that has frequently been characterized by heated polemics that simply reinforce everyone in their original positions, Wesley Hill’s voice is a welcome addition.

Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality, Hill’s first book, is a sensitive exploration on homosexuality that approaches the subject not as a social phenomenon or an academic theological question, but as a personal struggle. In his own words, Hill’s story testifies to the truth of the position the Christian church has held with almost total unanimity throughout the centuries—namely, that homosexuality was not God’s original creative intention for humanity, that it is, on the contrary, a tragic sign of human nature and relationships being fractured by sin, and therefore that homosexual practice goes against God’s express will for all human beings, especially those who trust in Christ.