Things May Get Messy

By Rich Holdeman - Posted at Gentle Reformation:

Next week on March 29 and 30 Rosaria Butterfield is coming to speak to the Christian community in Bloomington, IN (more information here). Rosaria is a gracious and engaging believer who has written two very helpful books on the power of the gospel to transform our lives. In Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, she tells the story of her own, dramatic conversion to Christ. In Openness Unhindered, she explores the need for every person to find his or her true identity in Christ. In the process of telling some of her own story, she makes it clear that the gospel has the power to seriously disrupt our lives in ways that are not always neat and tidy. Calling her own conversion story a “train wreck” she has a lot to teach the church about what it means to work with people whose lives are being made new by Christ. When she walked away from her former life as a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, all she had left was her dog and what she could fit in her car. God quite literally blew up her previous relationships and support systems in the process of making her His own.



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Published on May 4, 2016
Rosaria Butterfield speaks on "Sexual Identity and Union with Christ" at Geneva College on April 21, 2016 as part of the Geneva Visiting Artist and Lecture Series.

Butterfield was once a tenured professor of English who identified as a lesbian and worked to advance the cause of LGBT equality. After her conversion to Christ in 1999, she came to see the sinfulness of having any identity apart from Him.

Butterfield is married to Kent Butterfield, pastor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham, and is a home-school mother, pastor's wife, author and speaker. She is helping Christians to better understand their LGBT neighbors and loved ones so that we can lovingly look past labels of sexual identity and share the gospel effectively.

Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEsj9Hh59uw

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