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For the Bible Tells Me So discussion

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church 3880 Southeast Brooklyn Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

St. Paul's and St. Mark's have organized a series of Bible studies and a movie around the topic of What Does the Bible Say about Sexuality and Gender-Based Issues?

A thesis of the film is that much of Christianity's homophobia represents a misreading of scripture, a denial of science, and an embrace of quack psychology.

The movie, For the Bible Tells Me So, will first be shown at St. Paul's on Sunday, June 4th at 11:30 am following the worship service.  A second showing will be on June 25th at 5:30 pm.  Both showings will be accompanied by meals!  

A two part Bible study will be held at St. Mark's on May 14th and 21st from 8:30 to 9:15 am, before the worship service.  The  Bible study will be repeated at St. Paul's on June 11th and 18th from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm following the worship service.  

The main resource for the Bible study (besides the Bible) will be The Good Book by Peter J. Gomes.  The first part of the study will focus on how to read the Bible with our mind and our heart.  The second part will build on the first part to understand the various references in the Bible to sexuality.   

We have organized this to provide multiple opportunities to participate in this study.  If one time doesn't work for you, we hope that another will.  Please spread the word among your members and join us in our study.  Besides, there's food.


Dean Winter

St. Mark's Lutheran Church


Katherine Schroeder

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Earlier Event: June 11
Holy Trinity Sunday