A Way Forward — Reflections on God, the Church and LGBT Brothers and Sisters

November 9, 2014

Julie Pennington-Russell
Lead Pastor at FBC Decatur

"You are not an issue. You're not a cultural phenomenon, or a topic, or food for debate. You're a child of God with the image of God stamped across your life, and I can't imagine this church without you."
~ Julie Pennington-Russell, A Way Forward (Part 1)

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November 16, 2014

Julie Pennington-Russell
Lead Pastor at FBC Decatur

"Whoever, therefore, thinks that he understands the divine Scriptures or any part of them so that it does not build the double love of God and of our neighbor does not understand it at all."
~ Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

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November 23, 2014

Julie Pennington-Russell
Lead Pastor at FBC Decatur

"Peter declared, ‘I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean.’ But the voice spoke again: ‘Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.’"
Acts 10:14-15

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