Rev. Michael Piazza to speak on Chritianity and inclusion
This Crossroads is in collaboration with the Earl M. Willits Endowment and Educational Series, Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines….
Presenter: Rev. Michael Piazza, Senior Minister, Virginia-Highland Church, Atlanta, GA
Rev. Michael Piazza, senior minister, Virginia-Highland Church in Atlanta, Georgia previously served Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas for 23 years. Under his courageous leadership as senior pastor and later dean, the Cathedral of Hope made religious history by reclaiming Christianity as a faith of extravagant grace, radical inclusion and relentless compassion while becoming the world’s largest liberal Christian church with a predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender outreach.
The "Advocate" magazine named Rev. Piazza one of the most influential people in the gay and lesbian movement (August 1999). His published books include Liberating the Gospel; Liberating Word, A Daily Reflection for Liberals, Volume One: The First Testament; Gay by God: How to be Lesbian or Gay and Christian (formerly Holy Homosexuals); Queeries: Questions Lesbians and Gays have for God; The Real antiChrist: How America Sold its Soul; Prophetic Renewal: Hope for the Liberal Church; and the recent release from Pilgrim Press Liberating Hope: Daring to Renew the Mainline Church, co-authored with Rev. Cameron Trimble.
Reservations are necessary to attend Crossroads and are due Tuesday, May 1. The cost is $10. Payment may be made at the door. Please call 515-279-8715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the names of all guests included in your reservation.