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Generous Spaciousness: Responding To Gay Christians In The Church

Paperback |English |1587433559 | 9781587433559

Generous Spaciousness: Responding To Gay Christians In The Church

Paperback |English |1587433559 | 9781587433559
Overview
Transforming Controversy into Community"I can't imagine a more timely book. Modeling the very 'generous spaciousness' that she advocates, VanderWal-Gritter's heart is on every page. The church is at a crucial moment of transition in relation to gay sisters and brothers, and this wonderfully written book will prove to be one of the most helpful guides in the midst of change. Profoundly and deeply biblical, theologically rich, and rooted in years of humble, respectful, and vulnerable listening, VanderWal-Gritter's wisdom is precisely what we so desperately need."--Brian Walsh, University of Toronto; author ofKicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination"This book provides a model of how people can be agents of reconciliation within Christian communities that are polarized over how to relate to gays and lesbians."--Tony Campolo, Eastern University"'Loving people changes you,' says Wendy VanderWal-Gritter in this important new book. The author herself clearly has been changed by loving gay people. She advocates a posture of 'generous spaciousness' and offers pastoral and relational insight from her time at the intersection of homosexuality and the church. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to minister in the world (and the church) we actually live in today."--David Gushee, Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University"A truly important book for our time. Regardless of your view, Wendy's articulate, measured, and comprehensive approach to homosexuality will give you both food for thought and a means of moving forward. This is gospel with flesh on it."--Greg Paul, author ofClose Enough to Hear God BreatheandGod in the Alley"Generous Spaciousnessis an invitation to dialogue with someone who has courageously navigated and negotiated this issue not in a theoretical bubble but in the midst of real relationships. You will not agree with everything Wendy says no matter where you position yourself in the conversation, but you will be stretched. Wendy has boldly put herself on these pages and you should read what she has to say."--Gary V. Nelson, Tyndale University College & Seminary; author ofBorderland Churches
ISBN: 1587433559
ISBN13: 9781587433559
Author: Wendy VanderWal-Gritter
Publisher: Brazos Press
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2014-05-20
Language: English
PageCount: 288
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.72 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 13.92 ounces
Transforming Controversy into Community"I can't imagine a more timely book. Modeling the very 'generous spaciousness' that she advocates, VanderWal-Gritter's heart is on every page. The church is at a crucial moment of transition in relation to gay sisters and brothers, and this wonderfully written book will prove to be one of the most helpful guides in the midst of change. Profoundly and deeply biblical, theologically rich, and rooted in years of humble, respectful, and vulnerable listening, VanderWal-Gritter's wisdom is precisely what we so desperately need."--Brian Walsh, University of Toronto; author ofKicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination"This book provides a model of how people can be agents of reconciliation within Christian communities that are polarized over how to relate to gays and lesbians."--Tony Campolo, Eastern University"'Loving people changes you,' says Wendy VanderWal-Gritter in this important new book. The author herself clearly has been changed by loving gay people. She advocates a posture of 'generous spaciousness' and offers pastoral and relational insight from her time at the intersection of homosexuality and the church. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to minister in the world (and the church) we actually live in today."--David Gushee, Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University"A truly important book for our time. Regardless of your view, Wendy's articulate, measured, and comprehensive approach to homosexuality will give you both food for thought and a means of moving forward. This is gospel with flesh on it."--Greg Paul, author ofClose Enough to Hear God BreatheandGod in the Alley"Generous Spaciousnessis an invitation to dialogue with someone who has courageously navigated and negotiated this issue not in a theoretical bubble but in the midst of real relationships. You will not agree with everything Wendy says no matter where you position yourself in the conversation, but you will be stretched. Wendy has boldly put herself on these pages and you should read what she has to say."--Gary V. Nelson, Tyndale University College & Seminary; author ofBorderland Churches

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Overview
Transforming Controversy into Community"I can't imagine a more timely book. Modeling the very 'generous spaciousness' that she advocates, VanderWal-Gritter's heart is on every page. The church is at a crucial moment of transition in relation to gay sisters and brothers, and this wonderfully written book will prove to be one of the most helpful guides in the midst of change. Profoundly and deeply biblical, theologically rich, and rooted in years of humble, respectful, and vulnerable listening, VanderWal-Gritter's wisdom is precisely what we so desperately need."--Brian Walsh, University of Toronto; author ofKicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination"This book provides a model of how people can be agents of reconciliation within Christian communities that are polarized over how to relate to gays and lesbians."--Tony Campolo, Eastern University"'Loving people changes you,' says Wendy VanderWal-Gritter in this important new book. The author herself clearly has been changed by loving gay people. She advocates a posture of 'generous spaciousness' and offers pastoral and relational insight from her time at the intersection of homosexuality and the church. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to minister in the world (and the church) we actually live in today."--David Gushee, Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University"A truly important book for our time. Regardless of your view, Wendy's articulate, measured, and comprehensive approach to homosexuality will give you both food for thought and a means of moving forward. This is gospel with flesh on it."--Greg Paul, author ofClose Enough to Hear God BreatheandGod in the Alley"Generous Spaciousnessis an invitation to dialogue with someone who has courageously navigated and negotiated this issue not in a theoretical bubble but in the midst of real relationships. You will not agree with everything Wendy says no matter where you position yourself in the conversation, but you will be stretched. Wendy has boldly put herself on these pages and you should read what she has to say."--Gary V. Nelson, Tyndale University College & Seminary; author ofBorderland Churches
ISBN: 1587433559
ISBN13: 9781587433559
Author: Wendy VanderWal-Gritter
Publisher: Brazos Press
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2014-05-20
Language: English
PageCount: 288
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.72 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 13.92 ounces
Transforming Controversy into Community"I can't imagine a more timely book. Modeling the very 'generous spaciousness' that she advocates, VanderWal-Gritter's heart is on every page. The church is at a crucial moment of transition in relation to gay sisters and brothers, and this wonderfully written book will prove to be one of the most helpful guides in the midst of change. Profoundly and deeply biblical, theologically rich, and rooted in years of humble, respectful, and vulnerable listening, VanderWal-Gritter's wisdom is precisely what we so desperately need."--Brian Walsh, University of Toronto; author ofKicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination"This book provides a model of how people can be agents of reconciliation within Christian communities that are polarized over how to relate to gays and lesbians."--Tony Campolo, Eastern University"'Loving people changes you,' says Wendy VanderWal-Gritter in this important new book. The author herself clearly has been changed by loving gay people. She advocates a posture of 'generous spaciousness' and offers pastoral and relational insight from her time at the intersection of homosexuality and the church. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to minister in the world (and the church) we actually live in today."--David Gushee, Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University"A truly important book for our time. Regardless of your view, Wendy's articulate, measured, and comprehensive approach to homosexuality will give you both food for thought and a means of moving forward. This is gospel with flesh on it."--Greg Paul, author ofClose Enough to Hear God BreatheandGod in the Alley"Generous Spaciousnessis an invitation to dialogue with someone who has courageously navigated and negotiated this issue not in a theoretical bubble but in the midst of real relationships. You will not agree with everything Wendy says no matter where you position yourself in the conversation, but you will be stretched. Wendy has boldly put herself on these pages and you should read what she has to say."--Gary V. Nelson, Tyndale University College & Seminary; author ofBorderland Churches

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Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
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To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

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  • Downloadable software products
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To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

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If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

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