Reconciling in Christ Core Team

In the Spring of 2022, a group of St. John members began their work as our Reconciling in Christ Core Team to begin the effort of exploring the possibility of our congregation extending specific hospitality and  broader welcome to our friends and neighbors that identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.  We give thanks to these individuals for the work they are doing.

Be in contact with a member of the team for more information.

  • VIDEO:  Why Are We Singling Out one Group

    In this video, Pastor Brian answers one of the questions submitted to our RIC team through the Q&A box.  

  • Book:  Reconciling Scripture for Lutherans

    This resource offers a short commentary which takes into account biblical integrity and knowledge, key Lutheran interpretative lenses, and the diverse experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. This commentary addresses eight of the so-called “clobber passages” used to exclude LGBTQIA+ people from the body of Christ, and finishes with eight Bible passages that offer inclusive and expansive understandings of the nature of God’s welcome.

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  • Reconciling Works states: we often hear people with good intentions feel they aren't able to ask questions about what it means to be LGBTQIA+ because they are afraid of offending someone or they don't have the right words with which to ask. If this sounds familiar, or if your faith community is interested in how to better support LGBTQIA+ Lutherans, then the "Clunky Questions" series is for you.

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  • Website:  QueerGrace

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    Queer Grace is a curated encyclopedia of information and ideas around the life of LGBTQIA+ people and Christian faith. The writers hope to offer a safe space full of resources for all those navigating their journey in the church.