Dear CRI Partner:
Few, if any, could have predicted it.
Yet it has transformed the fabric of our culture in ways deemed unimaginable only a few years ago.
And in part because of the dizzying speed of the change, a great many Christians are understandably ill prepared to deal with the implications.
I’m talking about the impact of homosexuality on our nation.
And on families, churches, and businesses from coast to coast.
Recalling how massive oak trees grow from small acorns—and how huge effects can be the results of small causes amplified over time—it’s clear that the “seeds” of our present “harvest” of immorality were planted in the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
As just one manifestation of a broad protest against the established “uptight” social order, the licentious “free love” of “flower children” that began as little more than an offensive moral aberration long ago went mainstream.
What is now increasingly mainstream is a level of acceptance of homosexuality that was inconceivable a mere generation ago. What once was unthinkable is now commonplace.
As evidence, headline news today that would have made our grandparents catatonic hardly merits raised eyebrows or shoulder shrugs.
While I don’t have the time or space here to address, let alone unpack, the full significance of this social and cultural transformation, it confronts us daily as Christians and increasingly demands an informed and caring response.
And because how we respond as Christians matters deeply when it comes to our witness to a watching world, we can’t afford to deny or dismiss it. Neither, if we genuinely care about those most directly impacted, can we allow our alternatives to be the extremes of a hostile attack or an avoiding retreat.
In short, as agents of redemptive change for the kingdom, we need to be more than merely engaged; we need to be engaged transformatively.
That means being equipped. And no one does that better than Joe Dallas in Speaking of Homosexuality.
That’s why I’m hoping to put a copy in the hands of hundreds of fellow believers eager to be effective ambassadors for Christ in this arena. And why Joe will be my guest on Bible Answer Man broadcasts this month.
It’s also why your support this month is vital…
You see, it’s your support that enables the Bible Answer Man broadcast to touch hundreds of thousands of lives each day. And it’s your support that makes possible the critical resources on our website that are equipping Christians at home and around the globe “24/7.”
What’s more, your support enables hundred of missionaries receive the teaching and training of hundreds I recently offered in Thailand.
These missionaries are playing critical roles in China and other Asian countries, where Christianity continues to witness explosive growth but all too often little or no effective discipleship. Especially when it comes to discipleship of the mind.
It’s also your support that enabled me recently to speak to influential pastors from many denominations in Singapore.
I was able to encourage them to unite their talents and formidable resources to be agents of change in a strategic part of our world where East meets West.
In short, as CRI’s “Going Global” initiative places more and more quality resources and training at the disposal of Christian leaders and workers in other countries and languages, the impact of your partnership is leveraged many times over.
It’s only because you stand with CRI that we can make these important resources available. And continue speaking with biblical conviction and compassion to the vital issues that are shaping not only our nation and its future but also the future of our world.
Because you care deeply about the millions of people personally impacted by the issue of homosexuality here and around the world, you won’t want to miss Joe Dallas this month.
Although Joe Dallas needs no introduction to many of our listeners, he’s an author, speaker, and wise pastoral counselor who conducts seminars nationwide. He has written six books on human sexuality from a Christian perspective, including the bestselling Desires in Conflict, The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality, and The Gay Gospel?
It’s quality broadcasts and resources like these that allow CRI to equip fellow believers to be effective witnesses amidst the escalating conflicts of ideas and values that are profoundly shaping the destinies of countless lives.
May God bless you richly for the vital difference your partnership makes in so many lives!
…because Life and Truth matter,
P.S. Let me encourage you to listen to these important broadcasts. You may want to alert friends and family members to these discussions that are as timely as they are critical. We couldn’t do these without your support!