RHM Update: August 22, 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/



Our Collective Thriving (Part 1 of 3)

This story creates a tension of priorities, pitting people’s needs for thriving and not simply surviving against a religious observance.



Our Collective Thriving (Part 2 of 3)

“We still see in our communities some of us who can be very intentional about our observances within our religion while we ignore the social justice concerns of others. Christians can sometimes be among the worst offenders in this.”



Our Collective Thriving (Part 3 of 3)

This week’s story also calls us to attend to things that enable all of us to thrive together without anyone being marginalized.





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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