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This website is meant to generate productive conversation about inclusive justice rooted in a Jesus-centered reading of the Bible. Please share questions, comments, ideas and requests.

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I am enjoying the first bit of snow in Tennessee while working on writing, speaking and resource development projects. If you’d like to connect about my work, please contact me. I’m taking requests and invitations to write, teach, preach, and facilitate discussions.

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LGBTQ Inclusion

My path to reconciling my faith and sexuality has been long and winding; however, it has always been guided by the Bible. Wrestling with scripture is core to my faith development, theological exploration and way of being in the world. This journey includes difficult terrain, and I offer myself, my story and the resources I have found helpful to those traversing this wild and beautiful landscape.

For those engaging the Bible as they explore LGBTQ inclusion

Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships by James Brownson

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines

Changing Our Mind by David Gushee

Romans Disarmed: Resisting Emipre, Demanding Justice by Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh  **One chapter directly addresses same-sex relationships, but the entire book offers a reading that “disarms” Romans “after centuries of being used theologically as an instrument of oppression and exclusion” (Keesmaat & Walsh xiii).

For those who are searching for resources and opportunities to connect with others working for LGBTQ inclusion

The Reformation Project

For those who want to listen to LGBTQ voices

Queerology, a podcast by Matthias Roberts

Facing the Music by Jennifer Knapp

Torn by Justin Lee

Does Jesus Really Love Me by Jeff Chu

For those who are exploring more expansive and inclusive ways of reading the Bible (not LGBTQ specific)

Pete Enns, his books and The Bible for Normal People podcast

Cheryl Anderson’s book, Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation, and her presentation, “Exploring an Autobiographical Exegesis”

 

Resource list from “Reframing the Gospel: How LGBTQ Inclusion is Central to Jesus’ Kingdom Vision,” a workshop given at The Reformation Project’s 2019 Reconcile & Reform Conference. The content from this workshop will be available soon.

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