This was around the same time as the same-sex controversy around him surfaced. Peterson is probably best known for The Message: We are a non-profit organization that is fully-funded by individual gifts and ministry partnerships. By all accounts, Peterson is a good and gentle man. It would be wrong for part of the legacy of such a kind and generous man to be something so wounding. Peterson had retired from public life in after publishing his final book, As Kingfishers Catch Fire. It is the more basic question of whether they believe all same-sex relationships are sinful in the first place.
As an associate pastor, he knew of two women in his congregation who identified as lesbians that, apparently, he never confronted about their sexual sin.
Eugene Peterson, Homosexuality, and God’s Saving Grace (Updated)
Paul Stevens John B. Vancouver School of Theology. He denied saying this the following day and further clarified his position by stating: Do not be deceived: By stating his support for same-sex marriage and then retracting it a day after it was published, he confirmed the sense of so many LGBTQ people that we cannot trust church leaders and that the church is not a place where we can ever let down our guard. None of them were publicized before now, but even his statements from this week alone are incompatible with that belief. His statement includes the following remarks:
He even adds that he was pleased that the congregation did not find it problematic that one of her ministers had just confessed to embracing sexual immorality—something that not only disqualifies from church leadership, but also from church membership altogether 1 Cor. His statement includes the following remarks:. You, too, can help support the ministry of CBMW. I just typed out a page the way I thought it would have sounded to the Galatians. There may have even been a time or two when he accessed his Pentecostal roots and spoke in tongues as well.