HIV and the Church

    // From the Blog

    In previous parts of this blog series, we stated that both people in our community and many Christians still live in denial about HIV&AIDS, and it is crucially important to inform denial with factual education and transform denial with theological wisdom. Eight of ten ways we are in denial have been covered in Parts 2a-d. In the remaining parts of this section on denial, all of us in faith communities are asked to consider how our misapprehension of the Gospel contributes to denial and what understanding a Biblical Gospel can do to help us care for people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends....
    Have you ever considered that there is a child living with HIV in the United States or around the world who is outside of parental care, waiting for a family of their own?...
    Nervously twirling her fingers together she lowered her head and whispered, “I’m afraid.” Unable to hear my friend clearly over the din of the restaurant noise, at first I wasn’t quite sure what she said. Fortunately, she repeated herself, “I’m afraid. I’m four months pregnant, alone after my divorce and I’m terrified I might have AIDS.”...
    In previous parts of this blog series, we stated that both people in our community and many Christians still live in denial about HIV&AIDS, and it is crucially important to inform denial with factual education and transform denial with theological wisdom. Seven of ten ways we are in denial have been covered in Parts 2a-c. In the remaining parts of this section on denial, all of us in faith communities are asked to consider how our misapprehension of the Gospel contributes to denial and what understanding a Biblical Gospel can do to help us care for people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends....


     
    // Featured Story

    When Kathi first found out she was HIV positive it was still considered a death sentence.  Learning how to disclose her status and to who was a scary challenge. Despite the risk she dared to share it with her small group at church, determined to let God use all of who she is to bring others to Him.

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