It’s all over the news in Manitoba. Whether it’s Bill 18 or some recent controversy in Morris , the news is saturated with the polemic between Christians and the Gay community. This is a tragedy. It is a tragedy because charitable Christian dialogue must never seek to encourage this type of divisive, hyper-sensationalized, unrelational form of engagement around ethical matters. We must always seek unity and peace in a spirit of love and yes, of course, with a commitment to truth. However, truth does not come as some static statement that we simply try to defend at all costs. It comes through humble searching within community. And so, The ConneXion community has begun a process of searching in just such a way in relation to how The Church can build bridges with the Gay community both locally and abroad.
We are beginning our humble search by reading and reflecting together on Andrew Marin’s book Love is an Orientation.
Our prayer is that God would teach us how to be humble learners and listeners in what is often a politically charged environment. If you are interested in learning more about our humble searching, please email me for more information.