The God Who Is For Us: When God Enters Into Our Chaos

Recently, I was asked to speak at the Cathedral Church of the Advent’s Episcopal Church Women’s Fall Luncheon. It was a great privilege and humble experience to be able to share from God’s Word to women I go to church with and who I love. It was also an act of God’s grace that I was able to stand and speak coherently as I had only just recovered from the stomach flu.

So I share the audio with you and pray it will bless you. I always tremble when I teach God’s Word, for who am I to speak on God’s Word? But God is gracious!

I pray you will walk away with this:

“God’s with us is God’s for us in Jesus Christ.”

~Kristen

 

 

Book Recommendations on Homosexuality

Jen Hatmaker is back in the Christian news, in particular for her comments on gay ‘marriage’. I may or may not say more about that later. Christians are still torn on this issue, in part because there is so much pressure to accept same-sex ‘marriage’ at the risk of not being loving. To put it negatively, to say same-sex ‘marriage’ is not biblical marriage you are a bigot and stumbling block to the gospel. This kind of language can make Christians feel timid, confused, and scared to speak.

So instead of spending time reading Facebook comments, the Twitter feed, or blogs, I’d encourage you to exercise your mind and read deeply and widely on the topic. I want to offer four books from those who hold to a traditional view of marriage and who I trust/found helpful, one which is by a gay, celibate Christian who is also a New Testament scholar.

Lastly, the Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Timothy George, has written on the topic here.

I hope these recommendations are helpful. (Click on image to go to Amazon.)

 

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