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