The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has resources available online to help Christians minister in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
In addition, the ERLC is helping sponsor a July 29 conference to equip pastors and churches to navigate the legal and cultural landscape after the high court’s ruling Friday (June 26).
Equip — at erlc.com/equip — is a joint initiative with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) to provide guidance in ministering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The online content features specialized videos on same-sex attraction from Sam Allberry, a British pastor and author of “Is God Anti-gay?” It also includes video from other pastors and leaders as well as articles and book recommendations.
More videos, articles and other resources are available at erlc.com/scotus.
The ERLC will conduct Equip Austin in partnership with the SBTC the evening of July 29 at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. ERLC President Russell Moore and other speakers will convey help those in attendance and those watching via live streaming to engage a “post-marriage society” with Gospel faithfulness.
Other speakers for “The Gospel and Same-sex Marriage: Equipping the Church for a Post-marriage Culture,” will include:
— Rosaria Butterfield, author of “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert,” which describes her journey from a lesbian lifestyle to Christ.
— Matt Carter, lead pastor of The Austin Stone Community Church.
— Matt Chandler, lead pastor for teaching of the Village Church in the Dallas metropolitan area.
— Jackie Hill Perry, a poet who came to Christ out of a lesbian lifestyle.
— Jim Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
— Mike Goeke, associate pastor of First Baptist Church in San Francisco.
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SOURCE: Baptist Press