The power of queer community – Genesis 12:1-4


In this episode we look at …

  • the power that comes from leaving
  • parallels between Abram’s descendants becoming a great nation and the LGBTQ community
  • the ways in which queer people are a blessing to the world

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Genesis 12:1-4

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.

This article was published by Brian Murphy