RHM Update: August 15, 2022

 

Recommended Reading for August

The Bible and LGBTQ Adventists
by Alicia Johnston

Many are dissatisfied with the pastoral care and theological depth of the church’s response to the LGBTQ community, most of whom struggle and leave our churches. Increasingly, their friends and family also walk out the doors of our churches forever. They don’t see the love of God in our theology or behavior. If the Bible is our rule of faith and practice, is there something there to help us?

The Bible and LGBTQ Adventists answers this question with a resounding, “Yes!” And in a surprising way. The big claim is this: Full affirmation of same-sex marriage and transgender identity is the most biblical approach.

Despite this audacious claim, don’t expect a controversial style. It’s written as a theological conversation, not an argument. Those who are unconvinced of the book’s thesis will still have gained knowledge, understanding, and tools to navigate this conversation.

Your can order your copy at https://aliciajohnston.com/

 

 


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Last Week’s Social Jesus Posts

Articles posted each week at https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/

 

The Personal Cost of Causing Division (Part 1 of 3)

“The struggle in the story is with the economic, political, and social harm being committed against those that society had made vulnerable, and with what should be done in response.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/2022/08/personal-cost-causing-division-part1/

 

The Personal Cost of Causing Division (Part 2 of 3)

“Our reading this week calls to mind times when we have also had to make decisions about speaking out against things we feel are unjust or harmful and facing division or controversy as a result.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/2022/08/personal-cost-causing-division-part2/

 

The Personal Cost of Causing Division (Part 3 of 3)

“In the end, it’s about harm reduction and mitigation. It is the reality of this harm to everyone that outweighs the personal cost for speaking out.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/2022/08/personal-cost-causing-division-part3/

 


 


 

Weekly Zoom HeartGroup on Wednesday Nights

“I’ve experienced paradigm shifts in my thinking that are transforming my spiritual journey.”

That’s what one participant recently wrote. Each Wednesday evening, Glendale City Church will be hosting a Zoom-HeartGroup led by Herb Montgomery.  Our discussion each week will focus on the content in Renewed Heart Ministries’ weekly eSight articles and the Jesus For Everyone podcast published each Friday.  The time of each Zoom session will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific/10:00 p.m. Eastern.

For more information and for the link to participate each week, contact RHM here.

 


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