'Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality'

Jack Rogers, professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary and Moderator of the 213thGeneral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church(U.S.A.), will be speaking and signing books at the Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville on November 13 at 7 p.m.

Rogers, who just penned a new book "Jesus, the Bible and Homosexuality", makes a Biblical case for equal rights for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. 

"Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality" describes Rogers' own change of mind and heart on the issue; charts the church's well-documented history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups; argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture; debunks often repeated stereotypes about gays and lesbians; and concludes with ideas for how the church can heal itself and move forward again. A fascinating combination of personal narrative, theology, and church history, this book is essential reading for all concerned with the future of the church and the health of the nation. 

"This is an extraordinary book, arguably the best to appear in the long, drawn-out debates within churches over homosexuality. It is a gift to all of us."
--J. Philip Wogaman, former senior minister Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.

"For those who truly wish to know what the Bible does and does not say, this is a real find."
--the Right Reverend Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, Episcopal Church.

"Jack Rogers just might change both the tenor and the content of the argument over homosexuality in the Christian Church."
--Joanne M. Adams, Pastor, Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta.

For additional information contact
The Rev. Jim Kitchens, 292-3343

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