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Learning to Interpret Toward Love: Actually Embracing People of Different Sexuality (in the Kinds of Churches Where They Haven't Been)

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Different groups interpret the Bible according to their core beliefs, emphasizing some ideas while allowing others to lie dormant. In this reflection on the meaning of Scripture, Peter Fitch argues that the Bible itself gives many clues as to the appropriate lens with which to read it: love. It is not meant as a rulebook, binding for all generations; rather, it provides an ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published June 21st 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Peter
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tells the story of how he became LGBTQ affirming. He says the key is love, then applies this to interpreting the bible. He makes the case that the bible is not really a rule book but rather (my words) a book of wisdom of understanding God and Jesus that we need to apply in our context. A well written, short, clear book.
Linda
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ready for a challenge?

This book provides insights that will challenge one on their beliefs about the bible and lgbt people. While I disagreed on some points, the title aptly describes what Christians should do with all people and in how they read scripture.
Steve Watson
Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Peter Fitch recounts his journey as an evangelical pastor who comes to fully accept the presence and marriage of gays and lesbians in churches. He tells his story well and captures a number of interesting points from his experience as a Bible professor and pastor.

One of the most helpful lines was his clarification of the options available to churches:
"Christian churches tend to characterize same-gender orientation under four headings, and each of these can be seen to have an appropriate and corr
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Mark
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Unfortunately, I believe this book to be too short. Much of Fitch's argument is based on personal experience rather than on what the bible actually says, although he is certainly on the right track with what he does say about scripture. ...more
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