September 2012

About this issue:

How does the traditional stance of the Adventist Church on homosexuality relate to the increasing challenges of today's culture? Read one person's story in the September Gleaner.

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  • A Question of Identity

    September 01, 2012
    Wayne, your journey has led you to proclaim a different message than what we often hear from popular culture. Why is that?For years, feelings were my truth, including intense feelings for the same sex. So I lived according to those feelings for ne...
  • Editor's Note

    September 01, 2012
    Wayne Blakely's testimony is one of redemption. After nearly 40 years in an actively gay lifestyle, he found saving grace in a new relationship with Christ. Since then, Wayne, as a same-sex attracted Seventh-day Adventist in the Northwest, has sou...
  • Editor's Note

    September 01, 2012
    Wayne Blakely's testimony is one of redemption. After nearly 40 years in an actively gay lifestyle, he found saving grace in a new relationship with Christ. Since then, Wayne, as a same-sex attracted Seventh-day Adventist in the Northwest, has sou...
  • Adventist Position on Homosexuality

    September 01, 2012
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God, and we seek to minister to all men and women in the spirit of Jesus. We also believe that by God's grace and through the encouragement of the commu...
  • Adventist Position on Homosexuality

    September 01, 2012
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God, and we seek to minister to all men and women in the spirit of Jesus. We also believe that by God's grace and through the encouragement of the commu...
  • Watch, Listen and Learn

    September 01, 2012
    Watch Wayne share his testimony and respond to questions on YouTube. Search YouTube for "Wayne Blakely's Personal Journey."Wayne has joined with four other individuals who represent three additional ministries regarding same-sex attraction to form...
  • Watch, Listen and Learn

    September 01, 2012
    Watch Wayne share his testimony and respond to questions on YouTube. Search YouTube for "Wayne Blakely's Personal Journey."Wayne has joined with four other individuals who represent three additional ministries regarding same-sex attraction to form...

Others

  • Jane Meets the Adventists

    She awoke one morning with the sense that something was telling her to go to church. The problem was that it was Saturday; it seemed churches were all closed. She found one that answered and was told to call on a Seventh-day Adventist church. Neve...
  • Letters to the Editor

    September 01, 2012
    Entertaining AngelsMy work the last three years has been transient, 4–6 months in a place, then on to the next one. This has given us an opportunity to visit quite a number of churches. There is always a greeter and a guest book to sign as well as...
  • Dust

    September 01, 2012
    "Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children." Cory Booker, Trenton, New Jersey, mayorThe Creator looked down at the dusty ground, pausing in remembrance. Millennia ago He had plunged His hands into...
  • Jane Meets the Adventists

    She awoke one morning with the sense that something was telling her to go to church. The problem was that it was Saturday; it seemed churches were all closed. She found one that answered and was told to call on a Seventh-day Adventist church. Neve...
  • Letters to the Editor

    September 01, 2012
    Entertaining AngelsMy work the last three years has been transient, 4–6 months in a place, then on to the next one. This has given us an opportunity to visit quite a number of churches. There is always a greeter and a guest book to sign as well as...
  • Dust

    September 01, 2012
    "Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children." Cory Booker, Trenton, New Jersey, mayorThe Creator looked down at the dusty ground, pausing in remembrance. Millennia ago He had plunged His hands into...

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