When it comes to the debate on homosexuality I’m asking, “How now shall I live?” How do I live with my brothers & sisters with whom I disagree? (I’m not sharing with which whom I disagree!) How then shall I live is an important question. And it’s personal. I’ve experienced the wrath of a disagreeing evangelical community. It anit pretty. In 2008 I was invited by my elders to preach in the pulpit. I’m in process of writing a book about my experience. There was lots of good & there was hurtful, downright ugly, sinful words and actions done … all in the name of “being biblical.” That’s when I decided I needed to learn “how then shall I live?”

Rick Warren recently said, “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”

January 24th we will host a salon on homosexuality. It’s crucial we study the Scriptures … from a variety of sides … ask the Spirit for guidance … look to tradition for wisdom … but when all is said and done we must answer the question, “How now shall we live?” How we answer THAT question will determine how the world sees Jesus. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6nl0aoi91a71689&llr=brq4tmkab