9.01.2009

Identity and Obedience: Homosexuality and Jesus

I have happened across several conversations recently on the topic of homosexuality and the Church. While you may find yourself in a place on this issue where no depth of thought is forcing itself upon you, I would encourage you to engage more deeply on this topic as I see a wealth of understanding and life to be found at this precise place of trial. (As CS Lewis would say, 'you expect to find game hiding behind cover.') If the Church will actively engage culture motivated by the Spirit of Christ, informed by Scripture, then we will find Paul's childbirth metaphor to be true. This is a controversy that will bring much pain and discomfort, but if we will push through it and engage with it, we will find that they are birthing pains, new life is coming...

I recently had a conversation with a Christian who is in a long term monogamous homosexual relationship. This person asked me what I thought about homosexuality...

I must confess, my answer was fraught with uncomfortably long pauses, and much confusion about how to communicate what I believe...

2 comments:

Sean said...

Kinda' on subject: Yesterday I was at a pastor's mtg where one of the guys there talked about their family & how they adopted their child. One of the interesting things for them was that they had to go through training to become foster parents before they could adopt. He then made mention of a requirement within the foster system in California: When you receive a child you cannot give the child a sexual identity; meaning you cannot reinforce that the male child is a "boy," or that the female child is a "girl." You cannot sex the child. Interesting.

Steve S. said...

What a world we live in!

This is a big part of the parents role!