Compelling Love :. Sexual Identity Differences & the Church. Dallas Theological Seminary World Evangelization Conference March 12, 2014 C. Gary Barnes, ThM, PhD [email protected] Adapted from Stanley Grenz, Mark Yarhouse and Tim Keller. Christian Theology, Psychology, & Homosexuality :.
Four Stages of Redemptive History in the Bible:
For our present purposes, two themes for each of the four stages will be identified.
The key question for all of us is this:
Key Question – (follow up from WEC 2013)
“How can people connect with each other when their beliefs, values, and practices deeply differ, distress and even offend each
“Compelling Love Project”
Connecting Grace & Truth with Sexual Identity Differences” is a five component
Project that challenges us all to be characterized by an uncommon response
of Compelling Love when we clash against our sexual identity differences.
The “Compelling Love Project”
challenges us to go way beyond the common responses of intolerance and tolerance and in contrast, to be characterized by a 3rd option of Connecting Grace and Truth.
A response of Connecting Grace & Truth
describes a person making an honest evaluation of another’s beliefs, values, or practices and then connecting with that person in an honest loving relationship, regardless of the differences.