Kiss goodbye to dating book
(There have also been spiteful, hateful comments that angered and hurt me.) The information that was left out of our announcement is that I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus.The popular phrase for this is "deconstruction," the biblical phrase is "falling away." By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.Of course there have also been strong words of rebuke from religious people.While not always pleasant, I know they are seeking to love me.
There's beauty in that sentiment regardless of your view of God.And along the way he began to re-evaluate and its two sequels.He began to grow concerned that his book, though well-intentioned, had caused as much harm as good.I have lived in repentance for the past several years—repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few.But I specifically want to add to this list now: to the LGBTQ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality.