Seminary on Homosexuality & Pastoral Care
Position paper released on homosexuality
On Friday, October 9, 2015, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University voted unanimously to approve a position paper titled “An Understanding of the Biblical View on Homosexual Practice and Pastoral Care.”
From its very beginning more than six months ago, this document has undergone widespread study by the Seminary Dean’s Council and Seminary faculty, which has included discussion and input from Seminary town hall meetings, Andrews University administration, the Lake Union Conference, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and the Biblical Research Institute.
“We consulted each of these groups for their important input, and their voices were taken very seriously in preparation of the final version of this Seminary position paper,” says Jiri Moskala, dean of the Seminary. “Unlike most documents of this nature, this unique statement combines both biblical study and pastoral approach.”
“I am very pleased with this document,” he continues. “It’s a very well-documented, balanced study that is God-centered, Bible-founded and grace-oriented.”
Read the entire statement on the Seminary website here.