Adam's gift : a memoir of a pastor's calling to defy the church's persecution of lesbians and gays / Jimmy Creech.

By: Creech, Jimmy
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011Description: x, 361 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780822348856 (cloth : alk. paper); 0822348853 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): Creech, Jimmy | Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- United Methodist Church (U.S.) | United Methodist Church (U.S.) -- Clergy -- BiographyLOC classification: BX8349.H66 | C73 2011
Contents:
Adam -- Orientation -- Reorientation -- Stepping off the curb -- A pastor again -- Covenant ceremony -- Hell breaks loose -- Under siege -- Pretrial -- The church on trial -- Aftershock -- New challenges -- Blessing withdrawn -- Epilogue.
Summary: Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, tells the story of how a longtime parishioner's decision to leave the church because of its stand against homosexuality prompted him to research the scriptural basis for the church's position and to conclude that discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is morally wrong--a stance that eventually led to his ordination credentials being revoked.
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BX 8349 .C74 S43 2001 Seeing in the dark : BX 8349 .H4 H65 Health and medicine in the Methodist tradition : BX 8349 .H64 S42 1990 Holiness of heart and life / BX 8349 .H66 C73 2011 Adam's gift : BX 8349 .H66 O47 2003 Open the doors! / BX 8349 .H66 S73 2003 Staying the course : BX 8349 .L43 A46 2008 The confessions of three ebony bishops /

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Adam -- Orientation -- Reorientation -- Stepping off the curb -- A pastor again -- Covenant ceremony -- Hell breaks loose -- Under siege -- Pretrial -- The church on trial -- Aftershock -- New challenges -- Blessing withdrawn -- Epilogue.

Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, tells the story of how a longtime parishioner's decision to leave the church because of its stand against homosexuality prompted him to research the scriptural basis for the church's position and to conclude that discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is morally wrong--a stance that eventually led to his ordination credentials being revoked.

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