I had intended to begin this series earlier in the week but got delayed by some more research and reading and thought it best to wait. So today I start looking at the issue of homosexuality.
This will be one of the most important topics for discussion the church will engage in over the next decade I believe. How will we minister to homosexuals? The question is not if we will minister to the homosexual community, the question is when and how. And that is much of what I want to address.
To understand how we can minister to them, however, we need to understand this community. To do that, I want to explore in the next post various views about how one becomes a homosexual. But first, I want to explore for a moment gender and sex in the Bible, specifically related to creation. We will begin in Genesis 1-2. The following is an adaptation from Scot McKnight‘s book The Blue Parakeet.