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“The Suzy Principle: Why We Talk Too Much and Do Too Little” – Loren Seibold

Date: January 30, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Loren Seibold

Position: Executive Editor, Adventist Today; pastor, Ohio Conference

Topic: “The Suzy Principle: Why We Talk Too Much and Do Too Little”

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 55

Presentation: Quoting Gal. 5:22-23, Is. 58:5-7, Lk. 6:31, Rom. 2:14-15, & Matt. 22:28-31, he told about Suzy, a 96-year-old SDA woman who saw homosexuality as a sin yet nursed her nephew’s gay partner with AIDS till he died. Suzy Principle: Wherever there is a contested issue, there is always an uncontested good we can do. We must go beyond the controversial question & ask, “What is the compassionate thing to do?” Examples he discussed included homosexuality, abortion, & women’s ordination. We can’t succeed in making good moral decisions unless we do the uncontested good all the time. Jesus said that love trumps truth; our compassion is more powerful than our judgments.
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