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About Over Coffee Conversations
Over Coffee Conversations are a stage-based event with conservative leaders concerning the subject matter of D.a. Thompson's book, “Over Coffee: A Conversation for Gay Partnership & Conservative Faith.” The event provides conservative faith audiences with a unique opportunity to engage the controversial issue of gay partnership by means of a low-lit, coffee-house conversation between D.a. Thompson and his event participants.
Audience members will enjoy sitting in on this lively and controversial discussion, watching as D.a. presents his work and welcomes his guests' reflections on each main point, reflecting with them on both sides of this heated issue. The audience will conclude their engagement by participating in a Question & Answer period following the presentation.
Rules of Engagement
In a effort to establish an environment of openness and safe consideration, all persons, including the audience, agree to observe three simple rules:
- We will agree to make no conclusions
- We will remain within a conservative faith context: accepting the Scriptures to be inspired and inerrant
- We will agree not to discuss any current political, economic, or legal issues
The Book "Over Coffee"
“Over Coffee” is a narrative piece couched in a coffee-house conversation between the author and a small-town pastor concerning a gay church member who desires to be partnered in the church. D.a. warmly introduces the reader to a conservative, faith-based dialogue for providing room on the pew in today’s most conservative churches for gay partnered persons.
Thompson’s work provides an uncommonly informative bridge for two otherwise seemingly opposing audiences. He brings to the table two respective views, and dispels the polarizing stance from which they are customarily positioned. He does so within a conservative context that embraces biblical relevance and conservative faith tenets, while presenting a case for holding gay partnership within a similar framework in which the Bible embraces any other human condition.