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. Five of ten ways we are in denial have been covered in Parts 2A-B. 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....
    In previous part 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. Three (3) ways we are in denial were covered in Part 2a. Here are two (2) more to insights that give us pause for thought and inspiration for action....
    Let’s face it. Both people in our community and many Christians still live in denial about HIV&AIDS. Our denial can be a killer, not only of a tremendous ministry obligation/opportunity but especially of relationships to people around us who survive and thrive with HIV&AIDS. It is crucially important to inform denial with factual education and transform denial with theological wisdom. There are at least ten ways we can be accurately educated and communicate truth to combat stigma and fear! ...
    Some days you never forget, and those days have the power to change you and your life forever! My life as a Christian and Pastor changed forever when I answered a knock at our church’s front doors. ...


     
    // Featured Story

    Tim shares his story of how God has changed his life and leads him on a new path that is very different from his past choices. Tim's past now leaves him needing to know his HIV status. Tim lets us follow him as he enters the doctor's office, gets blood drawn, and as he learns whether he is HIV positive or negative.

    Click HERE to watch Tim's story.