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Generous Spaciousness

Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter
Generous Spaciousness
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Generous Spaciousness

Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter

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Committed Christians may respond differently to gay and lesbian Christians. How can we engage those with whom we might disagree and navigate our journey together in a way that nurtures unity, hospitality, humility, and justice?

Through her extensive experience in ministering to gay and lesbian Christians, Wendy VanderWal-Gritter has come to believe we need a new paradigm for how the church engages those in the sexual minority. She encourages generous spaciousness, a hope-filled, relational way forward for those in turmoil regarding a response to gay and lesbian Christians. This book offers a framework for discussing diversity in a gracious way, showing that the church can be a place that welcomes a variety of perspectives on the complex matter of human sexuality. It also offers practical advice for implementing generous spaciousness in churches and organizations.

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Committed Christians may respond differently to gay and lesbian Christians. How can we engage those with whom we might disagree and navigate our journey together in a way that nurtures unity, hospitality, humility, and justice?

Through her extensive experience in ministering to gay and lesbian Christians, Wendy VanderWal-Gritter has come to believe we need a new paradigm for how the church engages those in the sexual minority. She encourages generous spaciousness, a hope-filled, relational way forward for those in turmoil regarding a response to gay and lesbian Christians. This book offers a framework for discussing diversity in a gracious way, showing that the church can be a place that welcomes a variety of perspectives on the complex matter of human sexuality. It also offers practical advice for implementing generous spaciousness in churches and organizations.

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Meet the Author

Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter

Wendy VanderWal-Gritter (MDiv, Tyndale Seminary) has been executive director of New Direction Ministries of Canada in Mississauga, Ontario, for over a decade. She is an internationally recognized contributor to conversations about faith and sexuality and is an active speaker. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on the theme of generous spaciousness at Knox College, University of Toronto.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    introduction: An Unpredictable Adventure
    1. Reevaluating Evangelical Ex-gay Ministry
    2. Of Doubt, Tension, And Anxiety
    3. The Power Of Stories
    4. A Complex Spectrum: Views Of Same-sex Sexuality
    5. Coming Out And The Church
    6. The Journey Of Discipleship
    7. Understanding Holistic Sexuality
    8. Our Image Of God
    9. The Role Of Scripture
    10. The Challenge Of Interpretation
    11. A Disputable Matter?
    12. Engaging The Church
    13. A Word For Pastors And Leaders
    14. A Word To Gay Christians
    15. A Word To Would-be Gay Advocates In The Church
    concluding Thoughts: Living Into Incarnational Postures

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  • Catalogue Code 397048
  • Product Code 9781587433559
  • ISBN 1587433559
  • EAN 9781587433559
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date May 2014
  • Sales Rank #77863
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.387kg

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