Sexual Divide: A Journey of Hope to Bridge the Chasm

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AuthorHouse, 2005 M02 15 - 188 pages

No problem provokes as strong a controversy in the mainline churches as that of homosexuality. Instead of lining up essayists to debate the issues, the author sorts out the perspectives in a story format portraying a variety of characters.

The action occurs within a fictional Concordia Lutheran Church-USA, which could just as well be any Protestant, Anglican or even Catholic Church.  The author uses insights from the Bible, tradition, science and ethnic perspectives, weaving them together through characters who thrust the novel to an unexpected turning point.

While not minimizing the serious divide among Christians and the potential for schism, SEXUAL DIVIDE does not leave the reader in frustration but points the way toward a hope to bridge the chasm.

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About the author (2005)

He is a native of Gary, Indiana and now resides with his wife Miriam at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California.

In 2001 he published his first novel, Pre-emptive Love, followed by Golfing in Jesus’ Spirit, both available from Authorhouse at 1-888-280-7715. In SEXUAL DIVIDE he tackles the church’s struggle over how to deal with homosexuality.

Olson’s career included working as a missionary in Hiroshima, Japan and then serving the church’s mass media ministry through the Lutheran World Federation Broadcasting Service’s Tokyo office. Ecumenically he coordinated Television Awareness Training in Asia, edited the Japan Christian Quarterly and helped found the Chinese media ministry of Kairos Communication Service International based in Alhambra, California. In 1982 the Alumni Association of Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois) bestowed on him the Outstanding Service Award.

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