*** John Copeland is a friend from my church who struggles with same-sex attraction. I first met him in 2005 at the National Campus Ministry Seminar in Norman, OK. He was wearing a shirt that said in big, bold letters ‘I used to be gay – what were you?’ I’m not sure if ‘used to be’ is still the phrase John would use to describe himself or not – I’ll let him explain that – but I do know this man has a heart for people, and through his own struggle God has especially prepared him to help those struggling to follow Jesus despite same-sex attraction. The Crossings Church will be launching a new ministry for just that in the next few months, and John will be leading it for us. Given that same-sex attraction and the church has been a hot topic for the past couple of weeks, I asked John if he would pen a few thoughts for us and he enthusiastically said yes. You will be blessed by his insight. ***
Today the Christian Chronicle published an article entitled Homosexuality and the church by Bobby Ross Jr.
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