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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.

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

Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World by Justin Lee

Changing Our Mind: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics by David Gushee

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee

Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu

Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, 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).

Brit Barron, Keynote at 2018 Reformation Project Conference

Kathy Baldock, “Unclobbering the Tangled Mess: The History of Cultural and Religious Discrimination Against the LGBT Community in America” Part One

Why Churches Need to Talk About Sexuality: Lessons Learned from Hard Conversations About Sex, Gender, Identity, and the Bible by Mark Wingfield

“The Church Needs to Get Bigger” at 2016 TedXPasadenaWomen

Kathy Baldock, “Unclobbering the Tangled Mess: The History of Cultural and Religious Discrimination Against the LGBT Community in America” Part Two

Laura Beth Buchleiter and Mark Wingfield, “A Pastor and a Transgender Christian Walk into a Church” at 2019 Reformation Project Conference

How might we live better as queer people of faith and allies? Matthias Roberts brings together theologians, psychologists, poets, thinkers, and change makers for conversations around belief and being.

Advancing LGBTQ Inclusion the Church
Cultivating Radical Belonging for LGBTQ+ Christians and Allies
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