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She is the first woman toThese stories will show how the

She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor at Glide, the fifth largest United Methodist congregation in the U. These stories will show how the coming out process is deeply spiritual as one grows into an authentic, God-created and graced self. As John Wesley discovered his true spiritual identity, he experienced a strangely warmed heart. This book traces the history of the church's struggle with homosexuality, highlighting critical incidents in the culture and church polity which shape the church's response. The issues are deeply rooted in the way God's people understand scriptures, which are interpreted as a means of grace for some and as a rule-book for others.

Previously, for eight years, she served as senior pastor of twelve-thousand-member Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. Karen Oliveto traces the church's history with this struggle with homosexuality. The controversy is deeply rooted in how God's people are searching the scriptures, which are interpreted as a means of grace for some and as a rulebook for others. It is published by Abingdon and is available from Amazon and from Cokesbury as well as your local bookstore. Karen Oliveto lives in faithful witness and serves people with the heart of Christian leadership.