Steve Chalke is one of the UK’s most influential evangelicals and he recently blessed a same-sex civil partnership. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a stir! So we caught up with him and asked him what led him to take this controversial step.

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A Matter of Integrity: The Church, Sexuality, Inclusion and an Open Conversation


“If the Bible’s right that ‘God is love’ and ‘God is truth,’ then truth is love. Therefore, any message that sends people into depression, that sends people to throw themselves under trains, that drives people from churches, that tells them that in the core of their nature they’re no good – they’re less than human, they’re subhuman in some way – that message must be wrong.”

“We have to work out as Christians how we can disagree and remain respectful of one another. If we can’t do that, we’re no better than anyone else. Jesus said, ‘They’ll know you’re my disciples because of your love for one another,’ not because you’re tearing one another apart.”


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