Tue May 12: Men’s Supper Club

The Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality.

Gentlemen, please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12th for our monthly meeting of the Men’s Supper Club. It will be an evening of nourishment for the body and nourishment for the soul.

Book- Matthew Vines- God and the Gay ChristianOur topic for the evening will be the controversial but relevant topic in current Church discussions: The Bible and Homosexuality. We will be considering a talk given by Matthew Vines in which he examines biblical narratives related to sexuality and sexual orientation. Matthew Vines is the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. In 2013 he founded the  The Reformation Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to training LGBT Christians and their allies to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In 2012, Matthew delivered a speech at his hometown church in Wichita, Kansas, where he made a case that while the Bible has passages that at first glance speak against same-sex relationships, a deeper reading of the Bible reveals that the matter is much more nuanced and worthy of thoughtful re-examination. On May 12, we will look at the arguments and counter-arguments raised in the talk.

To get the most from the evening, it is recommended that you read (or view) Matthew Vine’s speech ahead of time; it is available at here. Our host for the evening will be Ian Bowles.

If you would like to attend, we ask that you send a note to Damien to help us plan for the dinner. As always, we will ask for a non-manadatory fee to cover the cost of the dinner. We look forward to seeing you there.

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