Monday, November 24, 2008

Emergent church leader says 'gay' can be biblical lifestyle

Cutting-edge Christianity debates: Should we accept homosexuality?
November 23, 2008
By Drew Zahn

One of the key leaders of today's most cutting-edge church movement has opened an Internet discussion on the issue of same-sex marriage with the bold proclamation that he believes "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer" individuals can and should live out their sexuality in – and blessed by – the Christian church.

"I now believe that GLBTQ can live lives in accord with biblical Christianity (as least as much as any of us can!)," writes author and church leader Tony Jones, "and that their monogamy can and should be sanctioned and blessed by church and state."

Jones is an author and former youth pastor who holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also the national coordinator of Emergent Village, a loosely-formed friendship of churches that derive their descriptive name from having "emerged" from postmodernism to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into a post-Christian culture. the rest


At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to clarify things, as of now Tony Jones has not been granted a D. Phil from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has yet to submit his thesis.

Dennis Coles


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