This message is about our posture, as Pangea Church, regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ followers of Jesus. In order to be extremely helpful to our church community, we are including the ppt slides here for reference. We also want to offer books as resources from both a traditional and a progressive theological stance. At the bottom of this page, you can see the sermon series description.
Books to Read
- People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle (pastoral / theological perspective) [Traditional]
- A Letter to my Congregation by Ken Wilson (pastoral / theological perspective) [Progressive]
- Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill (LGBTQ Christian) [Traditional]
- Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs-Christians Debate by Justin Lee (LGBTQ Christian) [Progressive]
- All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, & Sexuality by Nate Collins (LGBTQ Christian) [Traditional]
- God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines (LGBTQ Christian) [Progressive]
As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.