Despite our many differences, we aim to Stay at the Table, which means we don’t walk away from each other when we disagree. We believe the best of relationship comes when we are willing to listen to each other, show love even when we continue to see the world differently.
Episode 17: Sorry Actually Sorry
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we address the question of whether and how the church can apologize for past hurts. We discuss what it means to apologize, both from an institutional and an individual perspective.
Episode 16: Basket Questions
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we talk about the Old Testament. We pull questions out of a basket that listeners have submitted and explore our thoughts and how we stay at the table when we agree and disagree on topics from the Old Testament.
Episode 15: Answering Questions
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we talk about some of the questions that have been sent in by listeners. We appreciate your feedback and are excited for the chance to speak to some of your questions. We respond specifically to some questions about multiplying leaders and also how we value and respect all people equally.
Episode 14: Sophia's Story PART 4
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue with Part 4 of the conversation with Rev. Sophia Foutres about her journey of embracing herself as a gay Christian woman in the midst of the transitional journey Cornerstone was on in becoming an inclusive community.
Episode 13: Sophia's Story PART 3
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue the conversation with Rev. Sophia Foutres, we pick back up where we left off talking about Sophia’s college years and her introduction to an evangelical faith while coming to terms with her identity as a gay woman. We discuss toxic and damaging religious ideologies used against the LGBTQIA+ community and Sophia’s journey of hearing Christ’s love and acceptance of her, releasing fear and shame, and coming to the point of accepting herself and her identity.
Episode 12: Sophia's Story PART 2
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue the conversation with Rev. Sophia Foutres, talking about her journey into recognizing and embracing her identity as a gay woman. In the previous episode she shared about her childhood and adolescence and this episode we are going to talk about her engagement with the church - her becoming a Christian, discovering Christ in her life, and how this affected her identity with the LGBTQIA+ community.
It’s rare to get a behind the scenes look at how a church operates, or what church leadership truly believes.
I love the perspectives that each person brings to the table and the honesty with which they share pieces of themselves and their beliefs.
Thank you for being willing to tackle difficult questions and topics within the Christian community. I appreciate the way you challenge one another with love and respect. I look forward to listening every week!
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