THE BIBLE AND GENDER
In the fall of 2018, the ICOC Teachers Service Team assembled a task force to research biblical passages that speak to the subject of men and women in the Bible. The task force considered the relationships of men and women to God, each other, marriage, and ministry. The results of this research yielded a group of papers entitled The Bible and Gender. Originally, this project was envisioned to be one paper. However, as the project evolved, it became evident that the task force needed to write eight papers covering nine passages of Scripture. Also, it became clear that the discussion was not about the woman’s role in marriage and the church, but it was a discussion about women and men in the image of God, marriage, ministry, culture, and biblical interpretation.
When I started this ministry in '06 my goal was to help 30 Christians who, like me, were same-sex attracted. Since those humble beginnings SIW has helped thousands in 58 countries. I've taught over 100,000 people in churches, universities, and faith-based groups globally, have written six books and have had a documentary movie made about my life and this ministry called FINDING GUY.
Before I became a Christian I lived an active gay life until I was 24 years old. After becoming a Christian I left that life behind forever. Over the years God has blessed my life tremendously. I married my best friend, Cathy, in 1991 and have four amazing kids. My interests? I am a news junkie, love anything political, love to read, and am an avid hockey and baseball fan.