Thorwald Lorenzen was the senior minister of the Canberra Baptist Church. Before that he was professor of systematic theology and social ethics at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Zurich, Switzerland. He chaired the Human Rights Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, was the Baptist representative at the United Nations in Geneva, and participated in several ecumenical dialogues. At present he is adjunct professor at the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.
The move by Baptists in NSW/ACT to disassociate churches and pastors who welcome married gay people is based on a misuse of scripture. Continue reading »