God Help Us – Church Clarity
Non-affirming policies are, I think, harmful. But there’s an extra level of harm when those policies are covered over and revealed only after a significant level of investment.
Can women and queer people be church leaders? Christian congregations hold a wide variety of beliefs on both counts – but all too often, people experience a bait-and-switch, attending a church for months or even years before being denied a leadership role due to their gender and/or sexuality.
Church Clarity is a crowd-sourced database that scores congregations based on their level of transparency. My guest, Sarah Ngu, is a co-founder of the site, and for her, clarity is a political act of redistributing power and holding industry leaders accountable.
In addition to her work with Church Clarity, Sarah is a writer, speaker, ministry leader, and host of the Religious Socialism podcast. Resources she recommends are: churchclarity.org’s FAQ page and resource page as well as this specific blog post on North Point Ministries. Find more content from Sarah at religioussocialism.org, at sarahngu.com, and by following her on Twitter @sarahngu.
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Thanks for listening! Until next time, God help us.