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May 1, 2018

In our first bonus episode of Season Two, we interview scholar and author Wesley Hill. We are really excited to share this conversation with our listeners.



Assumptions is sponsored by ATB Financial’s Entrepreneur Centre and the Alberta Podcast Network (this week we recommend the podcast Makeshift Stories).


Show Notes:

Our guest today is Dr. Wesley Hill. Wesley is the Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry, an Anglican based seminary in Pennsylvania. 

He has written three books - Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015), Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2015), and Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010) - and received his PhD from Durham University in the UK. 

Wesley has also written for many magazines and journals, sits on the editorial board for several publications, and blogs at and 

More information about the Facebook group that Daniel mentioned can be found here.

Daniel and Wesley refer to Alan Jacob’s little book How To Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. They both recommend it. 

The evangelical university that Wesley attended was Wheaton College. 

Wesley refers to two verses in the Bible. Jesus referring back to Genesis in defining marriage can be found in Matthew 19:3-6.  “And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:3-6, ESV)

Paul talks about the Christian life being “sorrowful yet always rejoicing” in 2 Corinthians 6:10.

Wesley refers to two examples of friendship in church history: Aelred of Rievaulx and John Henry Newman.

Daniel asks Wesley about the Nashville Statement, a conservative Christian statement on sexual ethics.

Wesley quotes Andrew Sullivan’s description of Christian church’s approach to homosexual counseling as a “vast, embarrassed silence.”



Assumptions is written and produced by Daniel Melvill Jones and Kyle Marshall.

This episode edited by Kyle Marshall.

Our soundtrack comes from The Parson Red Heads.

Podcast artwork designed by Chris Taniguchi.

Photography by Josh Boak


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