Thought folks might be interested in the latest sermon I gave at Quest entitled, A Theology of Singlehood. For various reasons, I get reluctant talking about these topics so directly but I wanted to communicate to the many “single” women and men how important they are to the body of Christ…and at Quest. In fact, our church was started and built because of the devotion and passion of so many who saw their singlehood not as a transitional phase of waiting but a season of obedience.
What should be critical to one’s theology of singlehood?
I enjoyed the gist of this email I received. Singlehood is not about “waiting”…
I meant to tell ya how good it was to hear talk about Christ as a single person, contentment in times of singleness, and the importance of seeking and finding community at all phases- marriage being no exception.
So many times, the churches I’ve been to look over the single person. Sometimes they’ve had the perspective that singleness is just a phase: waiting to be married, waiting to meet someone. But that devalues it so- the single person is a huge contributor to the community, and has provides unique assets. This does not go without saying at many churches. You’re the first pastor I’ve had who devoted concentrated time to this. I appreciated the message a lot.