Believing that life is meant to be lived to its fullest, Colby Martin inspires and empowers those who are looking to come more alive. Colby and his wife, Kate, planted and co-pastor “Sojourn Grace Collective,” a progressive faith community in San Diego. They also host a podcast called “The Chaotic Peace,” helping people find peace amidst the chaos of relationships, parenting, and faith. His first book, “UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality,” invites the LGBTQ community to their rightful place at the Table of God (Releases Sept 28 from Westminster John Knox Press). Colby enjoys coffee and beer, any kind of taco, failing to surf, fantasy football, cutting and styling hair, and playing with his four sons. Learn more at colbymartinonline.com
UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality
Does the Bible still frustrate you when it comes to sexuality or sexual orientation? Are you open-and-affirming, but still wish you had a better grasp on how to process the Clobber Passages (the six verses about same-sex sex acts)? Or maybe you relate to having inner convictions that clash with your external situation? When I finally found alignment between my head and my heart around faith and sexuality it led to me getting fired as a pastor at an evangelical megachurch, which then set me on a journey to help liberate those who might feel like the Bible condemns them or their LGBTQ friends and family. UnClobber is designed to offer a faithful reading of the Clobber Passages that demonstrate not only does the Bible NOT condemn our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, but it actually calls us ALL toward wholeness and a flourishing life.