I don’t usually use this space to plug events, but this one is simply too good to ignore. My dear and respected friend, Wesley Hill, author of Washed and Waiting, will be speaking at a conference October 10-11, 2014 hosted by Trinity School for Ministry where he teaches. I recommend that you consider attending.
This, by way of description from the brochure:
How can our churches speak the Good News of Jesus Christ to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer neighbors? And how can their faith and discipleship be nurtured so that they, in turn, can use their gifts and exercise their ministries in our churches? “Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction” is a conference designed to explore these questions. The historic biblical teaching on marriage and sexuality affirms that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman, requiring fidelity and chastity, while the chaste single state is equally honored and celebrated. Such teaching requires sacrifice and discipline on the part of gay Christians (as it does for all Christians), but it also affirms the blessings and opportunities that gay people bring to the life of faith. “Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction” will provide a forum in which to examine these questions for the sake of Christian witness in our world today.
For details, information on speakers and to register, use this link.