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.
About the Author
Bruce Miller has been the pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney, Texas, since 1997. He founded Centers for Church Based Training and helped develop The WISDOM Process, a systematic way to think through issues and make decisions. Bruce taught theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and is the author of six books. He speaks at churches, organisations, and conferences about the culture's changing views on human sexuality and the impact on the church. Bruce and his wife, Tamara, have five grown children and live in McKinney, Texas.