25 episodes

A podcast about Christians, the Church, the Bible, our Faith and what we need to do to affirm and include the LGTBQI community - especially those who are seeking Jesus and who want to be involved in the Church.

We believe the Bible is God’s word - through the ages and for today. We should study it, understand it and apply it to our lives.

Hosted by Graeme Codrington, with a masters degree in theology, who was ordained in the Baptist Union of South Africa many years ago, yet changed his conservative view that the LGBTQI community are in deed sinners in need of salvation. After 15 years of studying the scriptures, investigating this topic, speaking with people and engaging with this community, we believe that God made some people gay and that we should accept and embrace the LGTBQI community as God’s creations, loved by Him for who they are, not for who they are meant to be.

In our podcast episodes

- We’ll take you through the evidence found in Scripture, and seen through church history and traditions.

- We’ll ask what this means for churches - what it looks like for churches to affirm the LGBTQI community, and what we should be saying and doing. Together with what this community should be hearing.

- We’ll be sharing some of the stories LGBTQI Christians who love Jesus, and who love the church - even though the church has, in the most part, been so hateful to them. These are people who are desperately seeking Jesus and we must hear their stories.

- We’ll also share some of the stories of people who love Jesus, but hate the church - so that we can hear what the church should be doing. And then, of course, there are those stories of people who used to love Jesus but who know hate Jesus and the Church, because of what the church has done. We need to hear those stories too.

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A podcast about Christians, the Church, the Bible, our Faith and what we need to do to affirm and include the LGTBQI community - especially those who are seeking Jesus and who want to be involved in the Church.

We believe the Bible is God’s word - through the ages and for today. We should study it, understand it and apply it to our lives.

Hosted by Graeme Codrington, with a masters degree in theology, who was ordained in the Baptist Union of South Africa many years ago, yet changed his conservative view that the LGBTQI community are in deed sinners in need of salvation. After 15 years of studying the scriptures, investigating this topic, speaking with people and engaging with this community, we believe that God made some people gay and that we should accept and embrace the LGTBQI community as God’s creations, loved by Him for who they are, not for who they are meant to be.

In our podcast episodes

- We’ll take you through the evidence found in Scripture, and seen through church history and traditions.

- We’ll ask what this means for churches - what it looks like for churches to affirm the LGBTQI community, and what we should be saying and doing. Together with what this community should be hearing.

- We’ll be sharing some of the stories LGBTQI Christians who love Jesus, and who love the church - even though the church has, in the most part, been so hateful to them. These are people who are desperately seeking Jesus and we must hear their stories.

- We’ll also share some of the stories of people who love Jesus, but hate the church - so that we can hear what the church should be doing. And then, of course, there are those stories of people who used to love Jesus but who know hate Jesus and the Church, because of what the church has done. We need to hear those stories too.

    BONUS: The Bible and LGBTQI inclusion and affirmation

    BONUS: The Bible and LGBTQI inclusion and affirmation

    I know this podcast has been quiet for a long time. Covid has taken it's toll on the amount of time I can commit to this work. We will be back at some stage with Season 2. 

    For now, here's a surprise bonus episode for Pride Month 2022. I was asked to speak at our faith community about the seven verses in the Bible that have been used to say that God is against gay people.

    For more information on 'We Are Church' faith community, contact Jane Codringon at jane at codrington.biz
    For more on the work I have done on this topic, see my blog at http://www.futurechurchnow.com
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BONUS: We are Church: Part 2a of the Bible and LGBTQI inclusion series: How we should use the Bible

    BONUS: We are Church: Part 2a of the Bible and LGBTQI inclusion series: How we should use the Bible

    This is the first half of Part 2 of our series on LGBTQI inclusion. Please listen the first part of this series before listening to this podcast episode - it should be the previous file in this podcast feed. That looks at the seven "anti gay" passages in the Bible, and shows clearly that we have misinterpreted them.
    This podcast is the audio feed of a video  that was recorded at the We Are Church gathering on 28 August 2022 in Waverley, Johannesburg, and focuses on what the Bible says about marriage. This first half looks at how we use - and misuse - the Bible, and the importance of looking at the character of God (as revealed in Jesus) for our theology.
    The second half of this message focuses on what the Bible says about marriage, and will come into your podcast feed next. 

    • 29 min
    BONUS: We Are Church: Part 2b of the Bible and LGBTQI inclusion series: What the Bible says about marriage

    BONUS: We Are Church: Part 2b of the Bible and LGBTQI inclusion series: What the Bible says about marriage

    This is the second half of Part 2 of our series on LGBTQI inclusion. Please listen to the first half before this one - it gives important context about how I believe we should read and understand the Bible. It should be in your podcast feed just before this episode.

    This was recorded at the We Are Church gathering on 28 August 2022 in Waverley, Johannesburg, and focuses on what the Bible says about marriage. This second half looks at what Jesus and Paul (and the rest of the Bible) actually say about marriage. It's way less - and a little bit more - than you think. It's not as obvious as it is made out to be, and it definitely does not exclude same sex marriages.

    For more information about the We are Church faith community, email Jane : jane (at) codrington (dot) biz

    • 32 min
    Welcome to All in - Christians affirming LGBTQI

    Welcome to All in - Christians affirming LGBTQI

    A podcast about Christians, the Church, the Bible, our Faith and what we need to do to affirm and include the LGTBQI community - especially those who are seeking Jesus and who want to be involved in the Church.
    We believe the Bible is God’s word - through the ages and for today. We should study it, understand it and apply it to our lives.
    Hosted by Graeme Codrington, with a masters degree in theology, who was ordained in the Baptist Union of South Africa many years ago, yet changed his conservative view that the LGBTQI community are in deed sinners in need of salvation. After 15 years of studying the scriptures, investigating this topic, speaking with people and engaging with this community, we believe that God made some people gay and that we should accept and embrace the LGTBQI community as God’s creations, loved by Him for who they are, not for who they are meant to be.
    In our podcast episodes
    We’ll take you through the evidence found in Scripture, and seen through church history and traditions. We’ll ask what this means for churches - what it looks like for churches to affirm the LGBTQI community, and what we should be saying and doing. Together with what this community should be hearing. We’ll be sharing some of the stories LGBTQI Christians who love Jesus, and who love the church - even though the church has, in the most part, been so hateful to them. These are people who are desperately seeking Jesus and we must hear their stories. We’ll also share some of the stories of people who love Jesus, but hate the church - so that we can hear what the church should be doing. And then, of course, there are those stories of people who used to love Jesus but who know hate Jesus and the Church, because of what the church has done. We need to hear those stories too.

    • 6 min
    Ep10: Did God create only two genders?

    Ep10: Did God create only two genders?

    Genesis 1 and 2 tell two different creation stories, both culminating with the creation and marriage of two people. This was a Middle Eastern, black haired, brown eyed, cisgender man and woman. But does that mean all people have to Middle Eastern, black haired, brown eyed and cisgender? And does it mean all marriages must be between only a man and a woman? If not, how should we be reading Genesis 1? 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 21: Four Stages of Faith

    Ep 21: Four Stages of Faith

    As we inch towards Season 2 of AllIn Pod, here are some insights into the stages of faith development, moving from Simplicity to Complexity, then deconstructing to Perplexity and ultimately resolving to Harmony. 

    Brian McLaren might have the best work on these four stages in his book, "Faith After Doubt". Listen to his discussion with Pete Enns and Jaryd Bayis on "The Bible for Normal People" here: 
    https://thebiblefornormalpeople.com/episode-174-brian-mclaren-the-four-stages-of-faith/ 

    • 27 min

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If you are willing to have an open mind…

I have wrestled with this issue for a long time as I come from a conservative evangelical tradition. Graeme presents arguments I have read before, but some new ones and raising new threads that bring the reasons for the affirming in a very convincing way. Thanks so much for your challenge and love. I’ve already shared this with several others. I’ve definitely changed my perspective.

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