Over the next few months, I am leading a weekly Bible study on Queer Theology for the LGBTQ & Friends Community group. Our starting point is the “clobber verses,” those stories and verses in the Bible that have been weaponized against the LGBTQ community. Pastor Jim Dant’s This I Know is an excellent resource that sets out a simple biblical defense of LGBTQ Christians. In this Bible study, we dive deeper. For example, we trace the history of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, talk about what the Bible says about the “sin of Sodom,” and scrutinize every passage where the word “sodomite” is mentioned directly or indirectly in the Bible. In a future portion of the series, we will look at reclaiming LGBTQ stories in the Bible and early Christian literature, similar to the recent Know Your Mothers series. Come be surprised to read how the story of Sodom and other “clobber verses” can be redeemed and become uplifting for LGBTQ people.
Join us on Zoom every Tuesday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Many weeks will be recorded.
Use this password: 4GoVBw
For more information, feel free to contact me at LGBTQCommunity@firstbaptistgreenville.com
—Brian Cromer, Spiritual Formation Intern