Feb. 2, 2024

#40 - 3 Friends’ Journeys | Advocating for Christian LGBTQ Conversations

#40 - 3 Friends’ Journeys | Advocating for Christian LGBTQ Conversations
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*Sign up for the Feb 22 conference with promo code—A Community of Belonging, from Transform MN!* And come visit the Communion & Shalom team while you’re there :) https://transformmn.org/event/a-community-of-belonging-sexuality-gender-beyond-personal-identity/ (Promo Code: SHALOM)

Schelli Cronk, Becky Hestness, and Kim Klayum work together at Transform MN, equipping Christian leaders across Minnesota to engage complex issues from a biblical perspective. They are also good friends who have personally and professionally been challenged over time to grow their love and care for LGBTQ friends and family. We are inspired by their deep convictions and equally deep support for LGBTQ folks. We got to hear a bit of their stories and how God’s been working through them in their communities.



(01:17) Introducing Transform MN

(06:36) Personally/professionally, how do you arrive at this conversation?

(26:29) Being good allies, good friends

(37:29) Sharing truth, grace, and applying it equitably

(44:27) Encouragement and caution: be in relationship with people


Links and References

Transform MN: https://transformmn.org/

Grace/Truth videos from the Center for Faith, Gender, and Sexuality (Preston Sprinkle): https://ondemand.centerforfaith.com/courses/grace-truth

Revoice conference: https://www.revoice.org/

Laurie Krieg: https://lauriekrieg.com/

TJ’s episode on covenant brotherhood: https://www.podpage.com/communion-shalom/on-covenant-brotherhood-with-special-reference-to-tjs-covenant/

This episode uses the terms “Side A” and “Side B” (and X, Y) as shorthand quite a bit. If you’re new to the conversation, you might find it helpful to check out Communion & Shalom episode #3, where we talk through the four “sides”: ⁠#3 - A-B-Y-X | 4 Sides on SSA/Gay Sexuality⁠


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