The key recommendations were: The Alliance commends the pastoral motivation and integrity of Jeremy Marks [leader of Courage]. It acknowledges the valuable contribution Courage has made into many lives. The Alliance acknowledges the desire of Courage to remain within the evangelical constituency and their desire for evangelical unity. The Alliance recognises the validity of a ministry strategy which seeks to minister to those of homosexual orientation without seeking necessarily to alter that orientation.
Healing Rooms Ministries
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He received a standing ovation from about people in attendance. Liardon told Charisma that his counselors--particularly El Paso, Texas, pastor Charles Nieman--had encouraged him to preach sooner than later. While Nieman supported Liardon's return to the pulpit, it was Embassy's staff that invited him to speak, said Ray Valcarcel, an Embassy member and one of Liardon's in-house counselors. Liardon told the Embassy congregation that his appearance was "just for one Sunday. He has made announcements and taken an offering during some services since his December admission, but this was his first sermon.
Dowie's Den of Death
Cathleen Falsani aka God Girl caused quite a stir here at HuffPost when she cited my new book "Fall to Grace" as evidence of a potential "great gay awakening" in the evangelical church. The response was heated: 1, posts and counting filled with everything from enthusiastic support, to reasoned dissent, to emoticon-happy vitriol. Things got so unruly at Cathleen's own website that she shut down the comments thread and posted an instructional video on how to administer hugs. This column isn't the space for a blow-by-blow account of the biblical passages on homosexuality. For that, you'll have to check out my book.