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March 1, 2023

Episode 69: Pursuing A Love Of Ancient Scripture with Dr. Lisa Davison

Episode 69: Pursuing A Love Of Ancient Scripture with Dr. Lisa Davison

The topic of sexuality and the Bible is a contentious one that has caused divisions and pain within many communities. It is encouraging to hear that there are people like Dr. Lisa Davison of Philips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma who are working to educate and liberate individuals from harmful beliefs and interpretations of scripture.

It is not uncommon for individuals to feel conflicted when it comes to issues of sexuality and the Bible. They may feel torn between what they know in their heart to be right and what they have been taught the Bible says. The author's work seeks to bridge this gap by providing an accurate interpretation of the Bible that is inclusive and affirming.

One of the main points that Dr. Davison emphasizes is that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19 is not about homosexuality, but rather about hospitality. This is an important point because many individuals use this story to argue against LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion. By correcting this misinterpretation, the author is able to help people understand that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality.

Dr. Davison also notes that her work not only benefits those who want to love and include LGBTQ+ individuals but also benefits the LGBTQ+ community itself. By providing a more accurate and life-giving interpretation of the Bible, she is able to help individuals within the LGBTQ+ community feel affirmed and accepted.

It is important to note that Dr. Davison's approach is not about converting people to a particular way of being, but rather about providing accurate information and allowing individuals to make their own decisions. This approach is respectful and allows people to come to their own conclusions about how they want to live and love.

Overall, the author's work is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and affirming society. It is through education and understanding that we can break down harmful beliefs and interpretations of scripture and create a more compassionate world for everyone.