If you want to understand just how much the tectonic plates are shifting in America, pay close attention to the situation with Tim Tebow and First Baptist Church, Dallas.
Thank you, Tim, for quietly and firmly doing the right thing.
Mark these words of prophecy: despite FBC’s impressive new building they will continue to see their religious and cultural influence wane.
Increasingly tolerant views toward the LGBT community –even from evangelical Christians like Tebow– are what we will see more of in the future.
Increasingly, evangelical Christians will embrace tolerance of, and support for, the LGBT community. Increasingly, they will not believe that support for the LGBT community creates an inherent incompatibility with their Christian faith.
For us United Methodists: this is precisely what Adam Hamilton has been trying to tell you. (He’s really preaching to all of American on this…)
These tectonic plates are shifting quickly. And it’s likely that once things chance dramatically, the anti-LGBT folks will be looking around, feeling like they just got Tebowed in the fourth quarter. But, in fact, this is a slow, steady movement of the Spirit of God that has been coming for decades.
Hamilton’s saying it. Tebow’s living it.
And this is what we thousands of Reconciling Methodists have been trying to tell you too. For years.
We don’t really care who you listen to.
We just hope you’re paying attention.
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