Dr. Larry Dwayne Ponder continues to respond to the call of God to love, accept, embrace, and include all people. He believes and teaches that the Bible must be taken as a whole and the global themes must always be honored.

The global themes of the Bible are:

  • God is a god of love and has open arms waiting to accept all people regardless of race, color, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
  • Jesus taught and modeled the call of God to love, accept, embrace, and include all people regardless of race, color, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Rev. Dr. Larry Dwayne Ponder was ordained on January 31, 2016 by the Universal Life Church and his credentials are recognized by the state of Texas to perform the rites and rituals of ministry. [*Ordination credentials in order to meet civil or organizational requirements are a human construct. The only ordination that matters is the ordination from God upon the messages preached and taught by a man or woman. The ordination ceremony and certificate are worthless if the actual ministry is not ordained by God.]

Dr. Ponder’s ministry is specifically and singly focused on authentic Christian living. He believes and teaches the inclusive love of God that was modeled and taught by Jesus of Nazareth over 2000 years ago.

Dr. Ponder facilitates a Gay Christian Men’s Connection Group in Houston, Texas, GCM-Houston, that meets the 1st Tuesday night of each month.

Dr. Ponder attends and supports the inclusive Christian ministry of Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church located at 2025 W. 11th Street, Houston TX 77008.

If you have questions about the beliefs and values that are taught by Dr. Larry Ponder, read his book WHEN THE CHURCH IS WRONG: DISCUSSING CHRISTIAN MYTHS.

If you have questions about the views and positions of Dr. Ponder with politics, read his book IF PAUL WROTE TO TODAY’S CHURCH: CHRISTIANITY AND POLITICS.

If you have questions about Dr. Ponder’s stance on sexual orientational issues, read his book CHRISTIANITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

Dr. Ponder’s newest book, DEEP AND WIDE: DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR KNOWING GOD’S INCLUSIVE LOVE, takes a chronological look at the Bible and provides 366 daily devotions that are designed to make the reader think and pray about their life and understandings about God and the message brought to us by Jesus.