||Article|| As you read this, I would like you to imagine how things might be different today if the ideas here were widespread in churches 30-40 years ago. It is unfortunately common for churches to be slow to respond properly to difficult social issues – too often the response has been silence, reactionary, or capitulation. Nevertheless, “late” is better than “never” and churches are increasingly taking these kinds of ideas on board.
A few weeks ago all over Twitter and Facebook was the hashtag “Love Wins”. This was the victory catchcry of same-sex-marriage supporters after the US supreme court’s ruling.
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on July 15 2015. It highlights the difficult position many Christians find themselves in – wanting to hold their line on morality without being a voice of condemnation to those who differ. Our message as representatives of Christ is an invitation to reconciliation with God – a difficult message in modern society, yet one that is made in good will.