1 Corinthians 10:30
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
How can we condemn sin and yet love those choosing to remain in their sin? Given that we all sin, we can have compassion on others in their sins. We are no better. As it says in James 3:2 (NIV), “We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.”
Pat answers will not heal hearts. But truth with grace can. Tensions are rising in the public arena as well as the church regarding how to approach the gay agenda. How can we communicate the grace of God when we don’t agree on the definition of sin and how to handle it? Messy grace, for sure. And that is the name of the book by Pastor/Author Caleb Kaltenbach, who was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family—and is now a born again Christian and a pastor. Listen in to part two of our interview with Caleb Kaltenbach on how best to understand and reach the LGBT community without compromising conviction.
Caleb Kaltenbach is a pastor, founder of The Messy Grace Group, and the author of Messy Grace and God of Tomorrow. He speaks widely on issues of faith, reconciliation, and sexual diversity. Caleb is a graduate of Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and received his doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Amy, have two young children and reside in southern California.