Archives For Tim Otto

 

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Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships
Tim Otto

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2014.
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Tim’s publisher recently recorded some video footage of Tim discussing the book.

 

These clips are well-worth your time:

The Danger of Being Rabidly Right (2:49)




 

The Value of Church Community (2:59)




 
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Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian
Wesley Hill

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2015.
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Reviewed by Tim Otto.

 

*** This review first appeared in our print edition (Summer 2015)
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Wesley Hill’s spectacular new book, Spiritual Friendship, explores one way gay Christians—especially those who embrace the traditional teaching of the church—are a gift to the church. As friendship has been eclipsed in western culture by romantic love, perhaps in God’s surprising and beautiful design, queer Christians might perhaps be the ones who help the church revive Christ’s commandment: that Christians love their friends sacrificially.  Spiritual Friendship displays Hill’s considerable intellect, pulls from an astonishing variety of sources, and inspires with its beautiful prose.

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Becoming a Reconciled Community
An Interview with Tim Otto

By Joe Krall

 
Tim Otto’s book [easyazon_link asin=”1625649762″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships[/easyazon_link] was one of our Best Books of 2014.

ERB intern Joe Krall recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tim and talk about the significance of his book in the wake of the recent Supreme Court case upholding same-sex marriage.
 

Editor’s note: Oriented to Faith is one of our Books of the Month for August. Join us in our forums for conversation on the book, starting Sat. Aug 1…

 

ERB:  After last month’s Supreme Court Decision, we saw a lot of polarization, especially in the church. In your book, you call Christians to resist pulling away from each other. How can the church create space to not diverge?
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Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships
Tim Otto

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2014
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Review by C. Christopher Smith
 

*** One of the Best Books of 2014! ***

 
This review originally appeared in our print magazine (Fall 2014 issue). Are you a subscriber
 
Questions about sexuality and marriage are, without a doubt, the most divisive issues facing churches in the early years of the twenty-first century. Some denominations have already split in disagreement over them; others teeter on the brink of splitting, with little hope of resolution in sight. Given this polarized atmosphere, what would it look like for churches of diverse perspectives to prefer our unity in Christ to our stances on sexuality? Is there a third way that does more than steer a middle road, tiptoeing around the deeply held convictions of both traditionalist and affirming Christians? Is there a conversational way forward that is guided by love and respect for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ and that seeks to listen and appreciate rather than to anger and condemn? These questions lie at the heart of Tim Otto’s helpful new book, Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships. As a gay but celibate pastor for whom these questions have been deeply personal, Otto is well-suited as a guide for this sort of exploration.

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Tim Otto
I had the privilege of reviewing this book by Tim Otto in our current print issue.  I was delighted to find out today that this book trailer video has been made to introduce it. It might be one of the most important books released this year.
 
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