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What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming? : Navigating LGBT Questions in Your Church.

Author: Travis Collins
Publisher: Westmont : InterVarsity Press, 2100.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions? Travis Collins has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians. In this practical resource, readers will hear from gay friends and dig into Scripture with interpreters on both sides, considering the implications of their convictions for life and ministry. Let's examine how we might welcome everyone into the church while calling for all to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Collins, Travis.
What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming? : Navigating LGBT Questions in Your Church.
Westmont : InterVarsity Press, ©2100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Travis Collins
ISBN: 9780830874187 0830874186
OCLC Number: 1045588958
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication Page; Contents; "Welcoming?" An Introduction; Part One: The Complexity; 1 Meanings, Motives, Regrets, and Hopes; 2 A Difficult, Knotty, Potentially Thorny Conversation; When Your Child Is Gay; 3 The Terrifying Beauty of a Diverse Church or Denomination; Part Two: The Topic; 4 The Affirming Position; Testimonial: From a Lesbian Christian; 5 The Traditional Position; Testimonial: From a Single, Gay Christian; 6 What Does the Bible Say?; Part Three: The Way Forward; 7 What Should a Same-Sex Attracted Christian Do?; 8 We Can't Just Sing Kumbaya Forever. 9 Welcoming but Not Affirming and Mutually TransformingTestimonial: Called to Stay; Testimonial: Called to Leave; 10 What Can We Do?; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix A: A Process; Appendix B: A Statement on Sexuality; Discussion Guide; Notes; For Further Reading; Missio Alliance; Praise for What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming?; About the Author; More Titles from InterVarsity Press.

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Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions? Travis Collins has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians. In this practical resource, readers will hear from gay friends and dig into Scripture with interpreters on both sides, considering the implications of their convictions for life and ministry. Let's examine how we might welcome everyone into the church while calling for all to be transformed.

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