Retrieved 22 October A popular conservative Christian satirical website mocked him. I presume I was asked this question because of my former career as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church USAwhich recently affirmed homosexuality and began allowing its clergy to perform same-sex weddings. Merritt ends his short interview with Peterson with this bizarre question: Views Read Edit View history. Peterson has a right to hold his views tenderly, and he has a right to take the time to think them through.
When that moment comes, how do you hope people will remember Eugene Peterson?
Eugene Peterson, Homosexuality, and God’s Saving Grace (Updated)
By Matthew Vines July 14, A controversy was created when Peterson was reported to have expressed support for religious same-sex marriage, which had been endorsed by his denomination, the Presbyterian Church USAin an interview published in Religion News Service on 12 July Vines is the author of God and the Gay Christian and the executive director of The Reformation Project, a Bible-based non-profit organization. But it is not Peterson who should ultimately concern us. No pastor who is opposed to same-sex relationships would ever say he would perform a same-sex wedding in his church.
And so in this interview we see Peterson saying what he thinks about homosexuality and SSM, as far as he is concerned. This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat I just typed out a page the way I thought it would have sounded to the Galatians. He also highlighted the fundamental unfairness that the often careless words of those in positions of power and privilege — typically a narrow subset that only includes straight, white men — affect our lives far more than they will ever affect those who utter them. Ringma Dal Schindell Sven K.