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First Stone Ministries' Staff traveled by SUV across the Southwestern part of the USA to San Diego, CA to participate in the Restored Hope Network Conference. This is an update about our adventure there and back.
A Message to Pastoral Care Leaders Processing The Gospel and “Gay Christianity.” by Stephen Black, Executive Director, First Stone Ministries The Gospel according to Jesus Christ is the same message for a gay-identified person, an idolater, an adulterer, a fornicator, a pornographer, a liar, a thief, a gossip, a slanderer or a murderer. The message of good news–redemption into a love relationship with God–is the same for all sinners....Read More ➔
We Are Created in the Image of God—Imago Dei! Communicating the term “sexual orientation” for a person’s identity gives an indication of viability to behavior outside of God’s original intent for human sexuality. I have never liked the idea of communicating “sexual orientation” as our sexual direction, or how one is created sexually. “Sexual orientation” communicates a distorted truth based upon attract...Read More ➔