A Table For All: How I Came To Understand That The Gospel Means Full Inclusion Of Gays And Lesbians
Publish Date: 2015-02-18
Author: Chris Neufeld-Erdman
In six brief chapters Chris Neufeld-Erdman sketches the contours of a way Christians can travel the challenging road before us. He thoughtfully argues for a path toward full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of the church, but does so in a way that doesn t insist on acceptance of his views. Rather, he charts his own journey of change as well as the way his diverse congregation engaged in real dialog. By engaging the Bible, history, mission, theology, and personal experience, he invites readers to do the same. A veteran pastor, Neufeld-Erdman writes for ordinary Christians, giving readers the feel of being in a conversation around a table of friends who like each other even though they don t all agree. At a time when major denominations are struggling to find ways to engage in constructive dialog, this book may well help struggling congregations and concerned readers find a way forward. The book includes an extended study guide for personal reflection and group exploration.