One of the premier events for Christian young people in this country is the Urbana conference. This event is sponsored by Intervarsity Christian ministries and is held every three years. It is one of the largest Christian youth events in the world. The most recent conference was December 27-31, 2015 and was held in St. Louis, MO. Advancing Native Missions had a display there, with a number of staff representing ANM.
Back in our offices in Virginia, we received regular reports about what was happening at the conference. One of these reports noted that social media from the conference was very interesting. There were a number of posts to Facebook and Twitter commenting on the fact that the LGBT community was not represented at the conference. Fascinating. Would you really expect the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender community to be a part of this conference? For some, apparently yes. Continue reading