Times of Transition
by Lorna Forrester
When young Jack Cassidy leads most of his large 'Youth Church' to split from their parent body, Church Militant - he leaves the lead pastor devastated. Pete Forsdyke and his wife, Lillias are already trying to come to terms with their young 'son', Joe's desire to transition as a woman.
Set in the nineties, they had felt privileged and blessed to be leading a large and growing Charismatic church and network of linked churches in UK and abroad. But events lead to questions which can no longer be glibly ignored or dealt with by the old familiar 'proof text' formulae.
Then, as now, the times were changing and for many,life would never be the same.
Ships in the Night
Poetry by Lorna Forrester
Poetry of elusive identities, tenuous connections and mysterious awakenings
This is a wide selection of poems from my teens up to Easter '23. Quite a few are merely entertainment...fun-doggerel, included because they give glimpses into aspects of my life.
There is a thread concerning problematic identities and the complexity of relationships. There are unanswered questions and a pervasive ambience of mystery. Many poems reflect my nuanced Socialism and passion for social justice... And there is a spiritual journey towards Progressive Christianity.
"Times of Transition -
A Heartfelt Exploration of Progressive Christianity, Challenging Assumptions and Inspiring Dialogue"
This book examines questions surrounding Christianity from a progressive perspective, delving into topics such as faith interpretation, feminism, socialism, and the church's response to the LGBT+ community. It offers a valuable contribution to the ongoing dialogue, capturing the emotions and uncertainties associated with change, while providing further insights into common objections and themes throughout the novel.