It has been a while since I have highlighted other blogs. That is mainly because I don’t really have much time on my hands to read things outside of what is related to my ministry right now. I do want to mention an article over at Mark’s blog about how churches are to move forward on the issue of homosexuality. I appreciate the tone of Mark’s post and his thoughtfulness on the matter. This is a HUGE issue in the church whether we realize it or not. It will also have a lot to say to our relevance in our culture in years to come. I am alright with the culture thinking we are nuts because we believe certain things as long as we are approaching those matters of morality through a Christ-like framework and with an attitude of love. I also want to point out an additional resource that is quite helpful on this matter. It is a book by the late Stanley Grenz called “Welcoming but not Affirming.”
Have a look at Mark’s post and see what you think. It is very important that we have a response to people on this issue. It is also important that we look at it from a broader biblical perspective and, as Mark said, don’t just keep on the surface of the issue by saying how wrong it is without really exploring why and how positive the biblical view is on relationships as God did intend for them to be. We have to be welcoming of people who are seeking God and realize that no matter who comes in our doors they will all have issues. We cannot have our list of issues that are on our “Not to have any patience with this person” list. Let Mark know what you think.