Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Baker Book House hosts ‘gay Christian’ dialogue
Baker Book House hosts ‘gay Christian’ dialogue PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:37 AM EDT

BakerBookHouse-Remodeled-webBaker Book House has invited two well-known representatives for the gay Christian community to speak on how the church and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community can discuss faith issues with grace. “The Church & Homosexuality: A Model Dialogue” will take place Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Rapids, Michigan, store.

The two speakers are Justin Lee, executive director of the Gay Christian Network and author of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel From the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate (Jericho Books), and Wesley Hill, assistant professor at Trinity School for Ministry and author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan).

“We know the church is talking about the topic,” said Louis McBride, buyer for Baker Book House and event organizer. “We want to provide a safe place to have a discussion without all the drama and heat.”

The event will feature each guest speaking for 20 minutes, then a Q&A session in which the two will answer questions submitted in writing that evening or in advance at the store or via the Baker Book House Facebook page.

“As a church, we don’t know how to have a healthy conversation with the gay community,” said Sue Smith, manager of Baker Book House. “How can the church show the gay community grace, and vice versa? I know these gentlemen can help us.”

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Contact the store or see its Facebook page for details.

 
Read the Vacation Bible School 2014 guide

In this current issue:

Coach Bobby Bowden Pens New Book on Faith, Plans Book Signings in FL

News image

Former Florida State University head football coach Bobby Bowden will...

READ MORE

Denver Gift Show More Than Doubles Buyer Attendance Over Last Year

News image

Rocky Mountain Gift Show Introduces ‘Smoking Accessories & Gifts’ at...

READ MORE

Back-to-School Shoppers Use Coupons, Delay Purchases to Get the Best Deals

News image

Even as the first school bells ring around the nation,...

READ MORE

ALS ‘Ice Bucket’ Challenge an Unprecedented Viral Hit, Christian Celebs Get Wet for the Cause

News image

Social Media Campaign Sensation Raises $41.8 million in 3 WeeksCasting...

READ MORE

Michael W. Smith Partners with Top Country Music Artists on New Christmas Record

News image

Michael W. Smith invited A-list artists Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum,...

READ MORE

Steven Curtis Chapman ‘Humbled & Honored’ by Song’s Role in the Writebol Family Ebola Journey

News image

Award-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman took to Twitter today...

READ MORE

Long’s Christian announces closing of Greater Orlando store

News image

Store owner Rodger Long recently announced the forthcoming closing of...

READ MORE

Study: Bulk of retail purchases happen in-store

News image

Most U.S. retail sales—a whopping 92%—still happen offline, according to...

READ MORE

July retail sales show consumers remain cautious in spending

News image

U.S. retail and food-services sales for July totaled $439.8 billion,...

READ MORE

The Byrds’ classic tune recut for ‘The Song’ movie soundtrack

News image

The biblical text that inspired The Byrds’ No. 1 hit...

READ MORE

LifeWay considers selling Nashville property

News image

LifeWay Christian Resources is considering selling all or part of...

READ MORE

Lecrae, Hillsong United among top GMA Dove Awards nominees

News image

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a