The Church & Homosexuality: Searching for a Middle Ground

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Dr. Strommen brings his years of experience as a research psychologist to the sensitive discussion of Homosexuality. Citing the extreme positions, he contributes to a realistic, informed, compassionate discussion of the issues. While neither denying the biblical exegesis on the one hand, nor affirming the activist agendas on the other, the author cites core gospel values in challenging the church to ministry. The middle ground places a ministry dialectic before the church -- to be welcoming and to minister

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The Rev. Dr. Merton P. Strommen, a research psychologist and founder of the Search Institute, has conducted more than thirty major research projects and has been responsible for the publication of scores of books and articles. The national studies he has conducted address issues of special interest to professionals and volunteers serving youth and working in the context of a religious institution. Dr. Strommen's initial interest in this subject was motivated by his concern for youth who are given confusing messages during the adolescent years when their sexuality is developing.

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An incredibly important contribution to the church, one I pray will be used by God. -- Professor Dave Rahn, Huntington College

Dr. Strommen's approach makes an important contribution to the church's understanding of homosexuality. -- Professor Roland Martinson, Luther Seminary

Strommen's work has clarifications which until now have the exchange of views on homosexuality almost impossible. -- Bishop Per Lonning, Lutheran Church of Norway

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