Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction
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Kaltenbach, Caleb Paperback

Sometimes, grace gets messy. Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family. But then Caleb surprised everyone,...+

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Sometimes, grace gets messy.
Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family.
But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian and a pastor.
Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with beloved family members living a gay lifestyle, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace.
"Messy Grace" shows us that Jesus s command to love your neighbor as yourself doesn t have an exception clause for a gay neighbor or for that matter, any other neighbor we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to love these people and yet still hold on to his beliefs. So can you. Even when it s messy.

Messy Grace is an important contribution to the conversation about sexual identity for churches and leaders. Caleb's story is surprising and unique, and he weaves it together compellingly. He states his views clearly, leaves room for disagreement, and champions love no matter where you are in this conversation.
Jud Wilhite, Sr. Pastor, Central Christian Church"


Publisher    WATERBROOK PRESS
Format    Paperback
Language    English
Publication Date    10/20/2015
Abridged    No
Large Print    No
Pages    224
Width    5.1
Height    0.7
Length    7.9
Units    1
EAN    9781601427366
Author    Kaltenbach, Caleb

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