I’ve been focusing all of my attention this term on prepping and running our short course: “Interpreting and applying biblical texts on same-sex relationships: Exploring all sides of the discussion”. The course has been received really well by those in attendance. The two groups have been very different. Everyone, including myself, is reshaping what we think about this and how to respond pastorally in light of Bible, scholarship, and personal experiences. I have felt a deep burden related to the pastoral implications of what we have been learning. (“Not many of you should presume to be teachers because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1). However, I am feeling much more at ease in the last few weeks. The conversations are already resounding out from our groups into our church communities. Though very challenging, this has been a great thing to be a part of. There are young people in our churches wrestling with same sex attraction as well as gender incongruence. In all our public and private interactions, may we aim for communication which opens up opportunities for young people to break their silence. Jesus loves them passionately. And we do too.