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.

 

In this current issue:

‘God and Donald Trump’ explores spiritual aspects of his miracle victory

News image

Donald Trump is six months into the U.S. presidency, and...

READ MORE

Marketing executive Lucy Diaz Kurz rejoins Charisma House

News image

Lucy Diaz Kurz has rejoined the Charisma House book group...

READ MORE

CBA, retail partners launch 'Get It Local Today'

News image

In a cooperative industry project, CBA will provide Christian stores...

READ MORE

Exhibitors mostly positive about quieter Unite 2017

News image

CBA's Unite 2017 in Cincinnati had an intentionally smaller footprint...

READ MORE

Christian illusionists entertain, inspire at CBA's 'Envision the Legacy' banquet

News image

CBA’s Unite 2017 drew show attendees to a Duke Energy...

READ MORE

Filmmakers showcase new movies, related products at Unite

News image

CBA's Unite show hosted some of 2017's most exciting Christian...

READ MORE

Logos Bookstores announces 2017 award winners

News image

The Association of Logos Bookstores announced this year’s Books, Author...

READ MORE

Unite show opener encourages Christian retailers

News image

CBA kicked off the Unite 2017 convention in Cincinnati with...

READ MORE

Workshops cover why and what of Christian retail

News image

CLC executive Dave Almack believes strongly in the Christian retail...

READ MORE

CBA shares State of the Industry Report at Unite 2017

News image

Eric Grimm, CBA’s director of communications, gave retailers plenty of...

READ MORE

AWSA announces Golden Scroll winners

News image

Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) announced the winners of...

READ MORE

Kregel, Gilead partner in new fiction publishing initiative

News image

Jerry Kregel, executive vice president of publishing, Kregel Publications, and...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a