May 9, 2019
This week we are finishing our series around sexual orientation and the Church. My guest is David Bennett. David hails from Sydney, Australia, lives in Oxford, where he is reading for his PhD in theological ethics, and works as an international speaker and research fellow for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and RZIM. He holds postgraduates degrees from Oxford University and St Andrews in Theology, and recently published his first book, A War of Loves: The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus.
David and I chat about how his activism changed when he discovered Jesus, how he feels about his personal calling towards celibacy and whether or not this is an issue in which faithful Christians can disagree.
Connect with David! Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! And check out his book, A War of Loves: The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus.
My Action challenge this week is an extension of what I said after chatting with B.T. Continue to do the work but this time be very intentional about following and listening to gay Christians whom you would disagree with. If you are affirming, listen to Side B Christians. If you are not affirming, follow and engage with some Side A Christians.
Also discussed in the episode:
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin