Deep and Wide
is a collection of 366 daily devotions that follows a chronological study of the Bible. It is written from the premise that the consistent message from God, as clarified through Jesus is that we are called to love, accept, embrace, and include all people. Loving our neighbors is not optional. (Read a sample.)
Christianity and Sexual Orientation
explores biblical text and meaning in light of biological/genetic understandings of sexual orientation. The author weaves personal reflections among his explanations and understandings of why some people are gay, what God’s word says to us, the impact of historical understandings, English interpretations of Greek translations, and implications for today’s Christians. (Read a sample.)
LGBTQ by Birth, Christian by Choice, Our Stories Connect Us
is a collection of stories where LGBTQ+ people and their allies share their journey of understanding orientation, gender, and personal Christianity. The goal of this collection is to open hearts and minds in order to respect, accept, love, embrace, and include our differences. (Read a sample.)
If Paul Wrote to Today’s Church
looks at worldly flaws that have infiltrated the church of today and imagines what someone like Paul would say if given the opportunity. Christian organizations and some of their leaders support policies that go against the teachings of Jesus and do not provide help and support for those in need. (Read a sample.)
When the Church is Wrong
is a collection of essays where the author communicates his personal theology and practices pertaining to long-held traditions in the church and challenges the myths associated with these traditions in Christianity. (Read a sample.)
A Deeper Calling
takes a closer look at each of the nine beatitudes as he discusses how we can identify them in today’s world. He then moves on into the callings of Jesus upon his followers to be the salt and light of the world and Jesus’ clarification of the important known laws of his day. (Read a sample.)
Larry Ponder is the author of several books. His areas of interest are diverse and he writes for a variety of purposes.
Larry is an active advocate in the Houston area for LGBTQ people.
Larry can help improve learning by focusing on safety, civility, and productivity while fostering inclusive acceptance.
Larry believes and teaches that God calls all of us to Love, Accept, Embrace, and Include all people.