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2017-04 Archive

Nonetheless, it makes me sick, and angry, that we are still spending so much time and energy on this matter which is so far removed from the spirit of the “Sermon on the Mount,” or the call to make disciples of Jesus Christ unto all the ends of the earth, or the call to care for the poor, the naked, the hungry, the widow, the orphan, the imprisoned. I don't wear the bracelet, but really . . . “What would Jesus do?” Why can we not celebrate these calls to ordained ministry and give thanks to God for all the gifted persons willing to dedicate their lives to the ministry of Jesus Christ?

I write now to acknowledge this difficult moment in our history and in our lives together at Garrett-Evangelical. We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and friends and we give thanks to God for the undeniably fruitful ministries of these students and alumni, past and present. The seminary remains committed to safe space, to inclusive welcome, and to Christian hospitality for all persons.