This week, Bethany Christian Services, the largest Christian adoption agency in the United States, announced that it would begin providing its services to LGBTQ parents nationwide. Their decision is in response to requirements from various states that agencies serve such couples to maintain their governmental contracts.
First United Methodist Church of Denton, Texas started a GoFundMe campaign to help the Islamic Society of Denton pay for repairs to its building after it was damaged in the brutal winter storms the state experienced last month. This simple act could serve as a relational bridge across which the gospel can travel, bringing the good news of Jesus’ love to Muslims in our region?
The lesson we can learn from this act is both simple and profound: to win people to Jesus, we must love and serve them where they are, not where we wish them to be.