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Generous Spaciousness Committed Christians May Respond Differently To Gay And Lesbian Christians How Can We Engage Those With Whom We Might Disagree And Navigate Our Journey Together In A Way That Nurtures Unity, Hospitality, Humility, And Justice Through Her Extensive Experience In Ministering To Gay And Lesbian Christians, Wendy VanderWal Gritter Has Come To Believe We Need A New Paradigm For How The Church Engages Those In The Sexual Minority She Encourages Generous Spaciousness, A Hope Filled, Relational Way Forward For Those In Turmoil Regarding A Response To Gay And Lesbian Christians This Book Offers A Framework For Discussing Diversity In A Gracious Way, Showing That The Church Can Be A Place That Welcomes A Variety Of Perspectives On The Complex Matter Of Human Sexuality It Also Offers Practical Advice For Implementing Generous Spaciousness In Churches And Organizations.

10 thoughts on “Generous Spaciousness

  1. says:

    I ve read quite a few books by now on the intersections of faith and sexual orientation, and this one is solidly middle of the road Unlike some authors, VanderWal Gritter s goal is not to convince the reader of any particular theological position, but rather to argue for how to create faith communities that allow for true differences of opinion on issues surrounding sexual orientation and same sex relationships As I did with Walki...

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    When the phrase responding to gay Christians in the church is uttered, the question must be, which church For Wendy VanderWal Gritter, author of Generous Spaciousness Link , that church is the Evangelical church in America VanderWal Gritter attempts to locate small e evangelicalism as a cross denominational movement within mainline Protestant Christianity in America While evangelicalism may cross denominational lines, it is a form of religiosity all it s own to the extent that the bro When the phrase responding to gay Christians in the church is uttered, the question must be, which church For Wendy VanderWal Gritter, author of Generous Spaciousness Link , that church is the Evangelical church in America VanderWal Gritter attempts to locate small e evangelicalism as a cross denominational movement within mainline Protestant Christianity in America While evangelicalism may cross denominational lines, it is a form of religiosity all it s own to the extent that the broad audience VaderWal Gritter seeks may not find her book to be as accessible as she might wish.That said, for those seeking an introduction to an open and welcoming Evangelical perspective on LGBT issues in the church, Generous Spaciousness will do very well While introducing readers to the range of sexualities within the alphabet soup of the LGBTQIA movement, VaderWal Gritter also surveys the various forms...

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    I received this book from Brazos Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book offers a non conventional message about the Christian community acceptance of gay and lesbian Christians It is an honest conversation on how the church has missed the mark with regards to being God s extended hands towards all our brothers and sisters in Christ It is also a refreshing outlook on how there are positive changes happening among the Christian community To say that we understand fully G I received this book from Brazos Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book offers a non conventional message about the Christian community acceptance of gay and lesbian Christians It is an honest conversation on how the church has missed the mark with regards to being God s extended hands towards all our br...

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    Overall, a very good discussion on the matter that is most dividing the church today While it feels a bit bloated at points, this is a very helpful guide to bettering what is too often a bitter and immature dialogue in the church The real strength lies in the emphasis on changing posture rather than position, and the plethora of personal experiences that the author brings to the table Recommended highly Thanks to Brazos for the chance to review this great book.Full review here Overall, a very good discussion on the matter that is most dividing the church today While it feels a bit bloated at points, this is a very helpful guide to bettering what is too often a bitter and immature dialogue in the church The real strength lies in the emphasis on changing...

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    This is an excellent book that unlike most concerning the topic comes primarily from a pastoral approach, focusing on having Christ like posture It provides an insightful model of creating safe spaces for dialouge, showing how people can engage in reconciliation within Christian communities that are deeply divided over how to relate to gays and lesbians The book does briefly touch on the different theological stances but it is focused on the applied with many antecdotes from the author s perso This is an excellent book that unlike most concerning the topic comes primarily from a pastoral approach, focusing on having Christ like posture It provides an insightful model of creating safe spaces for dialouge, showing how people can eng...

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    If I could give this 4.5 stars, I would I really enjoyed the provocative openness to asking questions in this book The themes of wrestling with God, humility, and trust in the bigness of God are emphasized throughout I can t say I agree with everything she says, but I m certainly willi...

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    Finally, a real and gracious look at LGBTQ persons in the church Perhaps a third way of approaching things with love and grace for all people involved If you would work to see the church become a safe and spacious place for gay people to explore and grow in faith in Jesus Christ, be prepared to relinquish power in any sense of superiority Discover your own weakness, the limits of your own love, your own need for a safe and spacious place discover afresh what it means to be a channel of love Finally, a real and gracious look at LGBTQ persons in the church Perhaps a third way of approaching things with love and grace for all people involved If you would work to see the church...

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    Read the full review here An enlightening read and a valuable, though limited, contribution to the central controversy in the modern church The author, a former leader in the ex gay ministry movement, writes with compassion and insight, illuminating the struggle facing gay Christians as they try to reconcile earnest faith with sexual orientation With the idea of gener...

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    There are a few great books about same sex marriage, one of the biggest issues in the church right now The priority of most are to establish either that it is condemned by God traditionalists non affirming or blessed by God like any other marriage affirming Those books definitely have their place This book, however, offers something that isimportant at least for the majority of us in the church who do not experience substantial same sex attraction.The focus of the book is on our pos There are a few great books about same sex marriage, one of the biggest issues in the church right now The priority of most are to establish either that it is condemned by God traditionalists non affirming or blessed by God like any other marriage affirming Those books definitely have their place This book, however, offers something that isimportant at least for the majority of us in the church who do not experience substantial same sex attraction.The focus of the book is on our posture rather than our position, which seems like a very Jesus like approach to take The concern over and over again throughout the book is a posture of love no matter which side of the debate you fall on She also does a great job of making it clear that it applies in both directions non affirming and affirming Christians can both be equally judgemental of the other, forsaking love in the name of being right.In pushing for a better posture, it is remarkably practical That shouldn t have surprised me sin...

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    This was a really challenging book for me I have rated it 5 stars because it is well written and it raised some important questions for me personally, but not because I agree with all of the author s conclusions I appreciate that the book is both culturally relevant and committed to Christian faithfulness, defined by Scripture I think this will be a helpful book for many Christians who are humbly reconsidering their attitudes and assumptions related to same sex attraction and how they engage This was a really challenging book for me I have rated it 5 stars because it is well written and it raised some important questions for me personally, but not because I agree with all of the author s conclusions I appreciate that the book is both culturally relevant and committed to Christian faithfulness, defined by Scripture I think this will be a helpful book for many Christians who are humbly reconsidering their attitudes and assumptions related to same sex attraction and how they engage with people personally wrestling with these questions In her concluding thoughts, the author states, This book has never been about trying to convince you of a particular position on the matter of committed same sex relationships The intention throughout these pages has been to Kodak a posture that invites generous spaciousness into our own hearts, our relationships, and into our churches and Christian organizations These postures my feel very risky, if you are accustomed to the safe...

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