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Ordination Standards: Biblical, Theological, and Scientific Perspectives

North Como Presbyterian Church

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Paperback. 588 pages. Dimensions: 10.8in. x 8.2in. x 1.3in.Liberals dont have all the facts aboutHOMOSEXUALITYNeither do ConservativesIs your congregation studying the issues surrounding ordination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people Have you run into a dead end looking for authoritative, current curricular material Youll be astonished at the information that has been known for years in seminaries and universities but has been unavailable to lay readers. Until now. This book presents the broad range of Biblical, theological, and scientific source material that churches are seeking for their study of these critical issues. What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and behavior Look at a variety of interpretationsWhat does science say about the effectiveness of conversion therapy Read the studies and weigh the evidenceCan members of a congregation engage with the questions of ordination standards; study, analyze, andweigh the data; come to their own conclusions; and still remain friends at the end of the day Theauthors of this book did. And now we are sharing these resources with you, so that you can exploreprimary sources and consider a broad range of viewpoints regarding the issues that are raised byordination standards. Join us in this task. Do the hard work, ask the tough questions, consider theevidence, and come to your own informed decisions. You have produced a massive reference work. The research behind it is stunning You have maintained a calm and open tone throughout and been careful to show various possibilities of interpretation. -Rev. Jack B. Rogers, Ph. D. , Professor of Theology Emeritus, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Moderator, 213th General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U. S. A. )This is a beautifully written and carefully reasoned piece of work. -Michael W. Ross, MA, MS, Ph. D. , MPH, MHPEd, DipTertEd, DipSTD, DipAppCrim Professor of Public Health, University of Texas. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595341559

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Synopsis: Liberals don't have all the facts aboutHOMOSEXUALITYNeither do ConservativesIs your congregation studying the issues surrounding ordination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people? Have you run into a dead end looking for authoritative, current curricular material? You'll be astonished at the information that has been known for years in seminaries and universities but has been unavailable to lay readers. Until now.This book presents the broad range of Biblical, theological, and scientific source material that churches are seeking for their study of these critical issues.What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and behavior? Look at a variety of interpretationsWhat does science say about the effectiveness of conversion therapy? Read the studies and weigh the evidenceCan members of a congregation engage with the questions of ordination standards; study, analyze, andweigh the data; come to their own conclusions; and still remain friends at the end of the day? Theauthors of this book did. And now we are sharing these resources with you, so that you can exploreprimary sources and consider a broad range of viewpoints regarding the issues that are raised byordination standards. Join us in this task. Do the hard work, ask the tough questions, consider theevidence, and come to your own informed decisions."You have produced a massive reference work. The research behind it is stunning You have maintained a calm and open tone throughout and been careful to show various possibilities of interpretation."-Rev. Jack B. Rogers, Ph.D., Professor of Theology Emeritus, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Moderator, 213th General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)"This is a beautifully written and carefully reasoned piece of work."-Michael W. Ross, MA, MS, Ph.D., MPH, MHPEd, DipTertEd, DipSTD, DipAppCrim Professor of Public Health, University of Texas.

About the Author: The congregation of North Como Presbyterian Church of Roseville, Minnesota, is engaged in a ministry of worship, prayer, study, and loving service throughout God?s world. The Ordination Standards Task Force researched, edited, and produced this book to further this ministry.

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