Posts Tagged "LGBT"


God Loves Who?


Posted By on Sep 27, 2019

Our Left – Right politic divide creates problems for understanding and living in God’s love. God loves us AND them. I have been thinking about Identity Politics in the Gospel of Luke. Identity Politics are great for politics – everyone should bring their whole humanity to the table and should vote according to their social location. While Identity Politics are great for politics, it is not great for community. It...

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UnClobber the Bible

UnClobber the Bible


Posted By on Feb 14, 2019

The week at 9am we BrainStorm (formerly Sunday School) the topic of G is for Gay Christians ahead of the special conference on LGBTQ inclusion in the church as the issue of same-sex marriage. Here are two resources that that we will use on Sunday. The first is a 1-page PDF about those six infamous ‘clobber passages’ in the Bible and how to UNclobber them. The second resource is an experiment Pastor Bo wrote a while ago for...

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Spiritual Oasis?

Spiritual Oasis?


Posted By on Aug 24, 2017

You may have seen that Vermont Hills UMC’s tagline is ‘a spiritual oasis’.  It has been both fascinating and encouraging to find out how accurate of a description this tagline is. I’ll be honest: we live in a cynical age and if you are not an accepting and welcoming church, people will grow skeptical of taglines and slogans. You have to be open and affirming of people’s journey and their uniqueness or it...

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