I first came across the work of Jack Rogers when I was a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary's Southern California program, just getting started on mt MDiv. I was attracted to Rogers because not only was he an evangelical, like me, but he was progressive, like I was beginning to be, and he is an authority on Biblical interpretation (in which I have always been interested). Formerly a professor at Fuller Seminary (an evangelical school which is typically billed as sitting closer to the conservative side of the theological spectrum) and still somewhat on the conservative side of the theological perspective himself, he was also a more progressive voice in the Presbyterian church concerning the issue of homosexuality. This intrigued me because I was suspicious that it was possible to be theologically conservative, or at least evangelical, and to still believe (even on biblical grounds) in the legitimacy of LGBTQ identity and relationships. As the years have progressed, I've become only more convinced of this and Jack Rogers is proof that it's possible.