Q&A #275- AER, Adoption, Jesus's community, kids making regrettable decisions and more

Dec 7, 2022    Kyle Toner, Blake Hardy, Doug Phaneuf

In our Q&A #275, Pastors Doug, Blake and Kyle discuss the following:

With the format of the podcast, do you think it’s easier to skirt issues or share half portions? I was thinking about this with the trans question. You gave the speaker a chance to speak their full truth and ask their full question but wouldn’t share the rebuttal opinions.. just wondering if it’s damaging in the long run or if you think it could be? Me and my husband are looking into adoption. But we’ve come across many recent videos and sources from a lot of past adoptees who say it is inherently trauma and some who are entirely anti adoption. I’d be curious to know your thoughts on this? I don’t want to cause more harm than good… or be selfish for wanting a child. If Jesus were alive today, what do you think his relationship with the Transgender community would be? Regarding our children who have made regrettable decisions or seem to be going the wrong way: I have often seen that this becomes a learning for the (adult) child who will return as a stronger and wiser person for having gone their own way and seen it fail. Our prayers definitely help this to happen, but also, though we should be clear that this is not our position on the matter, there is no use in brow-beating. We are on this earth to learn to glorify God and our prayer for them should be for protection from the enemy while things are being worked out.