The Common Good
November-December 2000

The Tie That Binds

by Pam Meyer | November-December 2000

I AM AN EVANGELICAL who was raised in one of the "united" denominations. I
made a real, conscious decision in my late teens to make that change.

I AM AN EVANGELICAL who was raised in one of the "united" denominations. I made a real, conscious decision in my late teens to make that change. I have had a hard time making myself read the articles in your magazine. Maybe it's fear, I don't know.

Chris Rice's "Grace Matters" about gay rights (May-June 2000) was not really "about" gay rights. He only seemed to be raising questions more than giving answers. His firmest contention seemed to be that the body of Christ is deeply divided over this issue. The interesting thing was that it seemed like his own opinions did not differ much from the ones I have read in conservative evangelical magazines and heard from my friends. Let's pray together that we can keep opening lines of communications between Christians of all flavors. The bottom line to me is "Christ in you—the hope of glory."

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