This past weekend, we had our second annual Generous Spaciousness Retreat. We had several people offer sessions on engaging scripture. Shane Bauman, a member of New Direction’s board of directors gave this session talking about his journey with scripture beyond the 6-7 texts that are typically raised in conversations about homosexuality. While Shane comes from a particular perspective, his session was intended to catalyze conversation among the participants. The beauty of generous spaciousness is that it gives us the chance to have robust conversations, without argument or persuasion, where we seek to truly understand where the other person is coming from. I hope that sharing it here on the blog will launch a robust conversation right here in the comment section – and we’ll be sure to invite Shane to come and participate too.