Homosexuality: a theologically conservative—and inclusive—view
It’s almost a truism that Christian conservatives see homosexuality as evil.
But consider this courageous 1999 paper of the late Dr. J. Kenneth Grider, long regarded as a voice of conservatism among theologians of the Church of the Nazarene* (and of Wesleyans generally). You just might be surprised.
I’ve reproduced the first two pages to give you the feel of it, followed by a link to the entire 45-page .pdf. And I’ll guess that there are some insights here you haven’t heard before.
He begins with a question of compassion . . .
Click below for the paper in its entirety. Intriguing reading!
Care to share your thoughts?
*I should probably note the obvious: Dr. Grider spoke (as do I!) for himself and not for the Church of the Nazarene, the WTS, ONU, or NTS.
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Written by Monte
July 2, 2009 at 10:22 am
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