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.
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 coordinates the Senior Adult Ministry (OWLS) at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church located at 2025 W. 11th Street, Houston TX 77008. This group is focused on LGBTQ+ Christians over the age of 50, although no one is turned away. The group meets the 1st Saturday of the month and the 4th Friday of the month with a variety of activities additionally 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. He also regularly attends Chapelwood United Methodist Church located at 11140 Greenbay Street, Houston TX 77024 for the early contemporary service each Sunday with his ex-wife.
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 or his book THE CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO LGBTQ.
His book LGBTQ BY BIRTH – CHRISTIAN BY CHOICE shares the stories of 25 LGBTQ+ people and their allies as they have journeyed toward bridging the gap between orientation and Christianity.
Dr. Ponder’s 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.