Jesus just don't like division and infighting. Jesus likes unity. It was his prayer for us. So it is incumbent upon us to do all in our power to reconcile these differences if at all possible. To do that, both "sides" are going to have to let go of a misconception.
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People Are Not Issues
One frustrating thing about following this general conference from afar is the tendency to view people as issues. They are not. People are people. Treating them as debate points strips them of their humanity and robs the conversation of grace.
On Romans 1
Wherefore is the Therefore there for?
Look, there are lots of gay relationships that are unhealthy, destructive, and sinful. But guess what? There are also a ton of straight relationships that are unhealthy, destructive, and sinful. Neither has anything to do with the orientation of the partners. Rather, it has everything to do with how those partners treat one another and how they care for that relationship.
More Thoughts from a Weary Worship Warrior
I'm not convinced that people are "leaving x for y." But I do think that what we are doing right now isn't connecting with some people.
Part III – A Different View
And it's time we stopped worrying about who is condemned, and started working with the God that is in the business of redeeming: man and woman; Jew and Gentile; gay and straight; black, white, brown, and every other color of the rainbow. I know this is messy. I know it is uncomfortable. It's supposed to be. Because anything worth having is worth struggling over.