Cross-posted from the Exodus Blog
In 2009 I spent ten days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to going, I spent time researching the country, its people, and the state religion of Malaysia—Islam. Months before my trip I called one of my Malaysian friends and asked her a number of questions about how the Christian Church is treated in her country. Her answer both surprised and comforted me. She said, “We are guests of Islam and Islam is a gracious host. We are guaranteed freedom of religion, worship and practice as long as we do not proselytize (seek to convert others).”
Once I was in Malaysia, I saw a thriving Christian Church and population, one that wasn’t fighting its host country or culture, but rather co-existing quite nicely and peacefully. I found the Christians there incredibly servant-hearted and patriotic, loving a country, culture, government, and people of whom they were the minority by far. In my own hotel room there was a Koran, an arrow on the ceiling pointing to the east, a mat for me to kneel on, and instructions on how to pray. I also learned that all citizens of Malaysia, regardless of the religion they are allowed to profess and follow, are considered Muslim.
Question of the Week – How Can Christians Respond to the Gay Marriage Discussion?
This week’s video answers the question, “How Do We Respond to a Gay Person Attending Our Church?” Whether we take the church into our community or welcome the community into our church, the door should always be open. Check out today’s video and let us know what you think.
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In today’s video we announce a new Equipping Event planned for Southern California in May and answer the question, “How Do We Respond to a Gay Person Attending Our Church?” Also, a special thank you to those who have given support to Exodus.
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In this week’s video Alan makes some clarifications regarding his Pure Grace interview concerning the GCN conference we shared a couple of weeks ago. He also answers our question of the week, “How Can Christians Respond to the Gay Marriage Discussion?” Along with these important topics we cover other ground we hope you will find helpful and informative. If you find this video to be a valuable resource, please help spread the word by clicking “Like” or “Share” to pass along this resource to your social networks. Thank you very much and have a very blessed Easter.
Common + Unity = Community. God in His perfect wisdom has not only created us with a need for individual identity, He created us for a sense of belonging in community. So, why is that sometimes a challenge for people with SSA? How can we, as a church, be approachable for everyone including the person with SSA? In today’s video, Alan shares a poignant analogy first shared by our friend Joe Dallas which illustrates the beauty of consistent community.
Check out the Exodus Mid-Week Review for March 20th, 2013.
In today’s video we cover a lot of ground including a new resource called “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” and the question of the week “Why is the church important for people with SSA?” As always, let us know what you have to think. Please “Like” and “Share” this video to help spread the word. Have a great day!
Today we have a special Exodus Week-End Review. Tune in to see Alan Chambers being interviewed by Clark Whitten, Pastor of Grace Church in Orlando, at The Pure Grace Conference. Alan talks about his beliefs, the Gay Christian Network, and why the truth and grace of Jesus Christ are one and the same thing.
Over the years, the Bible has been used and abused concerning the issue of homosexuality. Many people with SSA might approach the scriptures reluctantly as a result. However, the Bible is God’s love letter to all people and is meant to be a source of life and encouragement. Check out today’s video where Alan answers the question, “Why is the scripture important for those with SSA?”
In today’s video we share about the importance of scripture for those with SSA, highlight a very helpful book by Dr. Mark Yarhouse, invite people to partner with us for the Exodus Freedom Conference, and more. If you find this or any of our Exodus Week-End Review videos helpful, please “Like” and “Share” them with your social networks to help spread the word. Thank you and God bless!