Pastor and author Bruce Miller provides practical biblical advice and theological background for difficult ministry decisions regarding complicated and often divisive issues about sexuality.
Many books have been written about marriage and single sexuality, LGBT people, and what the Bible says about these issues. Opinions are divided and discussions often hostile and polarizing. But Christian leaders agree that they want their churches to be places of grace, loving communities where everyone can flourish in Christ and disagreements are overcome in a Christlike spirit. So, how does a church do that and stay true to its biblical standards? Bruce Miller offers help beyond platitudes with a biblical theology of sexuality, how to talk to church leadership and members, a fresh vision for singleness, a broader view of masculinity and femininity, and wise pastoral options for people who identify as LGBT.
Bruce also addresses a wide range of day-to-day decisions, such as baby dedications, small groups, who can serve, membership, baptism, retreats, the Lord's Supper, weddings, funerals, teaching, and hiring and firing.
Leaders facing these confusing issues and decisions regarding sexuality will greatly benefit from this practical, grace-filled book.