Ever hear about the pastor raised by three gay parents? No, it’s not the setup for a joke – it’s the remarkable story of author / pastor Caleb Kaltenbach. This week, Steve and the gang sit down with Caleb to discuss the need for and challenges of showing God’s love to those in the LGBTQ community. Caleb’s newest book is called “Messy Truth: How to Foster Community Without Sacrificing Conviction” (https://amzn.to/3giBM1X).While you’re here, please help Key Life by clicking the ‘Subscribe’ button, then click on the BELL (on mobile devices, also click ‘ALL’). Then you’ll be the first to know when the newest episode of ‘Steve Brown, Etc.’ goes live! As always, you can find more from Steve at https://www.KeyLife.org. Check out https://www.KeyLife.org/AmazonSmile to learn how your online shopping can help Key Life at no cost to you. And get the best of Key Life in your inbox with Key Life Connection, our free weekly email: https://www.KeyLife.org/subscribeGUEST BIOCaleb Kaltenbach serves as Research Pastor at Shepherd Church in Los Angeles. He’s also the founder of The Messy Grace Group. Besides speaking, writing, and consulting, Caleb has been a guest with or featured in The New York Times, Fox and Friends, The Glenn Beck Show, The Eric Metaxas Show, and Christianity Today, among many others. Caleb’s newest book is called “Messy Truth: How to Foster Community Without Sacrificing Conviction” (https://amzn.to/3giBM1X).00:00 – Open03:21 – Meet Caleb Kaltenbach06:06 – Struggling to decide whether or not to write “Messy Truth”09:26 – We forget that we’re sinners13:34 – Caleb’s experience in being raised by three gay parents14:48 – Caleb disliked hateful Christians – until he turned 16 and THIS happened…14:54 – ‘Coming out’ to his parents as a Christian – and what happened next15:23 – The impact of believers’ kindness to Caleb’s parents16:56 – “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” ?19:15 – How do folks in the LGBTQ community react to the offer of unconditional love?24:25 – A powerful example of Messy Truth in action relating to a lesbian couple at church29:16 – The conclusion of the story32:48 – Caleb’s advice to parents of children who identify as gay or transgender35:50 – The pushback Caleb gets – from believers AND the LGBTQ community37:50 – Steve’s closing thoughts40:13 – Next week’s guest is…Follow us on Social:▶ TWITTER – https://twitter.com/KeyLifeNetwork▶ FACEBOOK – https://facebook.com/KeyLifeNetwork▶ INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/keylifenetworkKey Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Some links may be affiliate links. We may get a small referral fee if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these.
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