Not THAT Kind of Christian: The Bible and Sexuality

We all know who THAT kind of Christian is.

We see self-professing Christians in America who are attempting to use authoritarian politics to force others to live according to their religion. They do not seem to value diversity. They may see themselves as society’s “moral police,” looking down on others who do not fit their description of the nuclear family, may seem to be anti-science, and appear to value only one issue, abortion.

While it may be difficult for many to see Jesus in this type of Christianity, during this series, we will describe what we believe it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ in 2022 America. Every week, we will address theological questions and contemporary issues that affect our everyday lives.

Sermon Titles
January 9- Freeing Christianity from Political Authoritarianism
January 16- Understanding the Bible
January 23- Did God Kill Jesus? (The Atonement and Violence)
January 30- Christianity and Other Religions/No Religion
Feb. 6- Faith and Science (Healthcare and Climate Change)
Feb. 13- The History of American Christianity and Race
Feb. 20- Christianity and Abortion
Feb. 27- The Bible and Human Sexuality

Invite a friend, and join us beginning January 9, for a brand new series, Not THAT Kind of Christian.

The Bible and Sexuality

This series is based on Adam Hamilton’s book by the same title Making Sense of the Bible.

Adam invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible with foundational questions such as, How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, Is the Bible ever wrong?

From there, we will consider the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including:

  • Were Adam and Eve real people?
  • Why is God so violent in the Old Testament?
  • Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?”
  • Is Jesus the only way to salvation?
  • How does God view same sex relationships?
  • Is the Book of Revelation a guide to the End Times?

We hope to address these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

Sermon Series

Sept. 8- Making Sense of the Old Testament
Sept. 15- Making Sense of the New Testament
Sept. 22- How to Understand the Bible
Sept. 29- The Bible and Science
Oct. 6- The Bible and Violence
Oct. 13- The Bible and Sexuality