Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Talking about Homosexuality, the first title in the Holy Conversations series, is a study resource for theological reflection on homosexuality. It serves as a tool for people in churches who feel they are surrounded by painful, confusing debates in the church about homosexuality and want to discover how the Christian tradition can be a constructive--rather than divisive--resource. The book provides a challenging and creative process for clergy and lay people to reflect upon their own Christian beliefs and personal experiences through dialogue and study.
Designed to include five two-hour sessions, Talking about Homosexuality uses the categories of the Wesleyan quadrilateral to structure this process: scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. It gives readers access to primary sources including Christian historical figures such as Martin Luther, John Wesley, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Women's Bible; provides suggestions for how to conduct group discussions on these sensitive topics; and contains entertaining exercises to stimulate creative approaches to spiritual growth.