Provost and Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
"We believe in being clear about our assumptions and presuppositions, so we confess that we are defending the historic understanding of the church, grounded in the Bible's teaching, that homosexual behavior is immoral.
Let us give away our punch line at the very start: We will show, persuasively we hope, that while science provides us with many interesting and useful perspectives on sexual orientation and behavior, the best science of this day fails to persuade the thoughtful Christian to change his or her moral stance.
Science has nothing to offer that would even remotely constitute persuasive evidence that would compel us to deviate from the historic Christian judgment that full homosexual intimacy, homosexual behavior, is immoral."
Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate, 2000
Experts PhD's in psychology, without significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues, and PhD's in fields other than psychology, and MA's with significant post-graduate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Provost, Wheaton College, 1995-present
Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, 1981-present
Member, American Psychological Association
Serves on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the American Psychological Association (APA), representing the Psychology of Religion division
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University, 1981
MA, Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University,1978