What does the Bible really say about same-sex relationships? More than any current question the Christian church is facing, this one has the power to divide families, churches, and entire denominations. Do you know what you believe and why? Have you ever truly listened to both sides? Can you find common ground with those with whom you disagree?
For the past month The Marin Foundation has been addressing these questions through our three-part series on biblical interpretation and same-sex relationships. In parts one and two, Matthew Vines presented the progressive view of scripture as it relates to same-sex relationships and then Julie Rodgers presented the traditional view.
On Monday, August 4th we will come together to discuss the speakers and information shared in the previous two gatherings and consider ways in which we can move past our differences, live in constructive tension and elevate this conversation. For more information see the Facebook event page.
Please join us at 7 pm at 5255 N Ashland Ave in Room 124 for this discussion. If you’re free beforehand we will meet at Lady Gregory’s (5260 N Clark) at 5:15 pm for dinner and conversation.
We hope to see you there!
The Marin Foundation
–These gatherings are an opportunity for anyone who is interested in the intersection of faith, culture, gender and sexuality to come together and safely discuss these divisive topics. In these meetings you will find members of the LGBTQ community, Christian community, and other communities. There are LGBTQ Christians, LGBTQ atheists, those pursuing celibacy, and ex-gays. Straight Christians from all denominations (progressive to conservative), atheists and folks from other faith backgrounds come as well. We all willfully enter into a place of constructive tension, intentionally forming a community that struggles through difficult topics in a peaceful and productive manner.