I pray that we at the Summit will never forget that people are the mission. People like Lorraine, who for the first time in her life, knows grace and love: “I died and was reborn, just like Jesus did. So I can’t be that person in the pit anymore. I’m not that person anymore.”
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Hillary, Bernie, Donald, and Me, John Piper. A lot of people aren’t thrilled with the remaining presidential candidates. John Piper, on the other hand, seems to see something redemptive about Hilary, Bernie, and Donald—their age. All three presidential candidates (and Pastor John) want to spend their 70s doing the hardest job in the world. But they’re only trying to run the tiny territory of the United States. As Christians, we get to be ambassadors of the Kingdom of God. So don’t waste your 70s, your 80s, and beyond. God still has plans to use you.
Recent political events, both locally and nationally, have brought the “T” in “LGBT” front and center. Sadly, much of the public discourse surrounding the issues of transgender people has been framed in the vitriolic vein of “us v. them.” Many on both sides, conservative as well as progressive, consider their ideological opponents to be wicked enemies. In light of this tension, the Church needs to think clearly about transgender issues, so we can respond with the Christ-like combination of truth and grace.
We originally posted the following article in 2013. The specific circumstances have changed, but this article still provides a helpful introduction to some of these issues. For more, we recommend Russell Moore’s recent article, “What the Transgender Bathroom Debate Means for You,” and two resources from Brad Hambrick: “Conservative Christians & Debates Over Public Restrooms,” and “Talking to My Boys after the Transgender Talk at Their School.“