What a mere ten years ago would seem unthinkable is now a reality. The world is validating all sorts of oddities. Men becoming women and competing in a Ladies tour event is simply the vaildation becoming mainstream. The church must realize that we have a large role to play in keeping our society in perspective. Actually, we have two roles to play. One being perspective provider and the other being a safe place for people to deal come their underlying hurts. This is not an either/or situation but a and/both necessity. Perspective and love hand in hand. Equal partners in our communication and outreach. We hold in our hearts the only possible solution for transformation for persons and our world and that is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and we are called upon to speak this truth in love.
Published by Todd Nelson
I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breathe in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson