In 2010, Nathan Albert stood with his friends along the Chicago Pride Parade route, bearing signs of apology on behalf of Christians who had failed to represent Christ’s love to the LGBT community. Little did he know that millions around the world would soon see him captured in an iconic photograph and read his blog about hugging a man in his underwear. Embracing Love is the story behind that photograph, the story of a musical theatre actor turned pastor whose deep desire is that the Gospel be seen, heard, and felt by the LGBTQ community in every tangible way, especially through the body of Christ, the Church. Through personal stories, pastoral encounters, a Gospel-centric church model, a comparison of approaches to the biblical texts on homosexuality, and a fervent call to unity, Nathan Albert invites readers past the intimidation of controversy for the sake of embracing members of the LGBTQ community with the love of Jesus.
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