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July 16, 2012


peter armstrong

Hey Stu - a couple of thoughts - our inclusiveness is grounded in our unity with Christ. Therefore it is the reconciling work of the Holy Spirit that guides us as we move from far from Christ to become 'like Christ'. In regards to the specific issue of same-sex unions/marriage it seems to me that we, as a church, aren't able to talk about or at the least have a shared understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit in sex, sexuality and relationships - so we talk about institutional practices and therefore defacto talk about that which we dont talk about. The questions are...what is the status of gay sexuality and relationships in the Christian faith? What are the problems with this question? How are all people loved if there are different statuses of sexuality and relationship? How does the elevation of marriage as a status cause problems for non-married people...if it does?

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