Program to address same sex relationships
Published 12:00 am, Friday, August 12, 2016
Temple Sholom in New Milford will present a program, “A Conversation About Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Same Sex Relationships,” Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.
The program at Temple Sholom, 122 Kent Road (Route 7 North), will feature a discussion between Temple Sholom Rabbi Ari Rosenberg and the Rev. John Rankin, president of the Theological Education Institute.
“This will be a very engaging, stimulating, respectful dialogue on a variety of approaches to this topic and will offer a variety of religious resources for individuals on either side of the debate,” Rabbi Rosenberg said.
Rabbi Rosenberg is known to deliver sermons in support of gay marriage, responsible gun reform, immigration reform, women’s rights, and combating hunger and poverty.
Recently he has been working with churches in New Milford to help settle a refugee family by providing ecumenical interfaith support.
Rev. Rankin, founder of TEI, is a graduate of South Kent School, Denison University, Gordon-Cromwell Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School, and is pursuing an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in political theology at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, where he is studying “Hebrew Covenant, Human Freedom and the United States Constitution.”
He is the author of numerous books, including “The Six Pillars of Biblical Power,” “The Six Pillars of Honest Politics,” “Jesus, In the Face of His Enemies,” “Genesis and the Power of True Assumptions,” “Changing the Language of the Abortion Debate,” and “When Islam Silences Itself.”
His home church since 1992 has been Covenant Presbyterian Church in Simsbury.
He is an alumnus of the Fellowship of Christians in University and Schools (FOCUS), of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), and was ordained through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
For more information, call Temple Sholom at 860-354-0273.