I have been tasked to write a teaching letter advising a church on how to deal with a Christian who self-confesses same-sex attraction. It is an assignment in my Theological Foundations for Ministry class in my M.Min. program at Harding University. This has me thinking in many different directions. Instructions are, of course, to start in the biblical text and go from there. The “there” for me naturally includes this blog.
So what would you say to a gay Christian? What advice would you give a Christian who confessed same-sex attraction? How would your church handle it? What word might you speak to your church about this? Is same-sex attraction a sin? (not speaking of practicing homosexuality here.)
If you comment (and I hope you do because it would help me out!) please maintain the Spirit of Christ in your comments.