Tuesdays, January 10, 17, and 24
6:30-7:30 p.m., La Madeline, 5493 Brodie Lane
Join us Tuesday nights in January as we read and discuss Torn by Justin Lee. As a teenager and young man, Justin felt deeply torn. Nicknamed “God Boy” by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events—his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the “ex-gay” movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible–that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance.
But more than just a memoir, Torn provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members—or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that “in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace,” Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.
We have a Facebook group for online discussion as well as meeting in person. All are welcome to join us online and/or in person at La Madeline. Please read chapters 1-5 for January 10. Please read chapters 6-10 for January 17 and 11-15 for January 24. Torn can be purchased on Amazon.com. Contact Pastor Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215) for additional information.