Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality

# Read * Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality by Wesley Hill Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality Rory W. Tyer said The Already and the Not Yet. I saw Wesley speak yesterday at the Story:The Already and the Not Yet according to Rory W. Tyer. I saw Wesley speak yesterday at the Story:2010 conference in downtown Chicago. I volunteered and so didnt get the conference swag bag (which had his book in it), but I managed to score a copy at the end. I read almost all of it on the one hour train ride from the city out to my apartment.Whats so powerful about Wesleys testimony, and this book in

Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality

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Rating : 4.82 (788 Votes)
Asin : 0310330033
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-11-14
Language : English

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Yet many who sit next to us in the pew at church fit that description, says author Wesley Hill. "Gay," "Christian," and “celibate” don't often appear in the same sentence. How can gay Christians experience God's favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. "I hope this book may encourage other homosexual Christians to take the risky step of opening up their lives to others in the body of Christ," Hill writes. He advocates neither unqualified "healing" for those who struggle, nor their accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness. What does it mean for gay Christians to live faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God's will for b

How can gay Christians experience God's favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. From the Back Cover 'Gay, ' 'Christian, ' and 'celibate' don't often appear in the same sentence. As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God's 'No' to same-sex relationships. 'In so doing, they may find, as I have, by grace, that being known is spiritually healthier than remaining behind closed doors, that the light is better than the darkness.' . What does it mean for gay Christians to live faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? Wha

Wesley Hill (PhD, Durham University, UK) is assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is on the editorial board for Christianity Today and writes regularly for that magazine as well as for Books & CultureFirst Things, and other publications. . He i

Rory W. Tyer said The Already and the Not Yet. I saw Wesley speak yesterday at the Story:"The Already and the Not Yet" according to Rory W. Tyer. I saw Wesley speak yesterday at the Story:2010 conference in downtown Chicago. I volunteered and so didn't get the conference swag bag (which had his book in it), but I managed to score a copy at the end. I read almost all of it on the one hour train ride from the city out to my apartment.What's so powerful about Wesley's 'testimony,' and this book in particular, is the way that he man. 010 conference in downtown Chicago. I volunteered and so didn't get the conference swag bag (which had his book in it), but I managed to score a copy at the end. I read almost all of it on the one hour train ride from the city out to my apartment.What's so powerful about Wesley's 'testimony,' and this book in particular, is the way that he man. wolvie05 said Relevant for all who struggle with temptation. Wesley Hill is a most counter-cultural person: he is a homosexual Christian who nevertheless believes that 1) the Bible is categorically against all forms of homosexual expression, including a loving, committed relationship and "Relevant for all who struggle with temptation" according to wolvie05. Wesley Hill is a most counter-cultural person: he is a homosexual Christian who nevertheless believes that 1) the Bible is categorically against all forms of homosexual expression, including a loving, committed relationship and 2) this condemnation is sound. As such he has committed himself to celibacy, unless (or until) he develops an attraction to the opposite sex.In this eloquent, f. ) this condemnation is sound. As such he has committed himself to celibacy, unless (or until) he develops an attraction to the opposite sex.In this eloquent, f. Nicholas Nowalk said A Voice That Needs To Be Heard. This weekend I had the chance to read Wesley Hill's new book, Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Wesley is an old acquaintance of mine from grad school days, and a gifted writer and brilliant thinker (he is currently doing his Ph.D in New Testament at Durham in the UK). Previously Wesley had penned a brief, powerful essay exploring his own pers

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