Episode 5

Published on:

2nd Jul 2021

Alicia Johnston: Understanding Context

The Bible is a collection of books written by different authors from different centuries, cultures and even languages. So how do we find the answers to the questions we seek around the Bible and LGBTQ+ affirming Theology.

Whether you are a LGBTQ+ Christian, a concerned parent or a friend looking for answers, this is a question we all face when we approach the Bible.

As special guest Pastor Alicia Johnston takes us further into the Bible and LGBTQ+ affirming theology, we reflect on the importance of context and understanding the Who, Why and When of scripture. When we take Bible verses out of context, we end up making the Bible say things it was never meant to.

Alicia states that "Part of our calling as Adventist Christians is to seek out the truth that God has revealed in scripture. That’s our heritage. That’s our history. And that’s still our responsibility."

Join Dan and Jo as they continue their conversation with Alicia and begin their journey into the some of the most challenging questions in the Bible.

The Kickstarter campaign for Alicia’s book The Bible and LGBTQ Adventists is live now. Please support this awesome project via the following link: http://kck.st/3zCOror

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About the Podcast

Enough Room
We are a gay Christian Adventist couple who believe that there is enough room for all in the family of God, no matter what our differences may be. We share stories and voices you may not always hear within our churches. We pray this creates positive conversations of hope and we pray that you may find a place here to be known, to be loved and to be...

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About your hosts

Daniel Laredo

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As a fourth generation Adventist, Daniel has never known life outside the church. He has a Bachelor's degree in music, biblical languages and media production. With much prayer and study, Daniel came to an affirming theological perspective after years of involvement with change ministries. He hopes to encourage others who are on their own journey of discovering their identity in Christ.

Jokatama Prasad

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Born and raised in the church, Jo never expected to find himself being pushed out by it. While Jo’s journey of self acceptance and a search for belonging has been challenging, it led him to find a loving God who was far greater than the sum of his painful experiences and hurt and a return to the church of his childhood. He hopes that all will be able to experience, as he has, a love that not only transforms them but also changes the way they see others.