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Tom Eckstein

Greetings in Christ! My name is Tom Eckstein, and I'm an ordained pastor in The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. I serve Concordia Lutheran Church ( ) in Jamestown, North Dakota. I am married and have three children. My book, Bearing Their Burden, is the result of many years of ministry with people who struggle with same-sex attraction as well as years of research regarding Scripture's teaching on the issue of homosexual desire and behavior. This book is scholarly and yet very accessible to the layperson. I carefully explain what Scripture clearly teaches about God's gift of sex and I respond thoroughly to pro-gay arguments that twist the meaning of Holy Scripture. But most of all, I point us to the forgiveness, love, peace and hope we have in Jesus, God's Son, and His death and resurrection for us.