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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 have recently committed to LGBTQ inclusion work full-time. This includes creating resources for and offering my services to churches interested in conversations about LGBTQ inclusion. I’ve also begun work on my first book. If you’d like to connect about my work and/or invite me to teach, speak, or facilitate discussion, please contact me at michellefmorrow@gmail.com.

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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).

Brit Barron – one of my favorite people to listen to when I need reenergizing in LGBTQ inclusion work. I watch her videos over and over. Watch her keynote address at The Reformation Project’s 2018 National Conference, her address at the Revive Conference in 2018, and her TedXPasadenaWomen (2016) talk, “What Beyonce Taught Me about Race.”

For those who are navigating conversations about LGBTQ inclusion

Talking Across the Divide by Justin Lee – Also watch his keynote address at The Reformation Project’s 2019 Reconcile & Reform Conference.

Why Churches Need to Talk about Sexuality: Lessons Learned from Hard Conversations about Sex, Gender, Identity, and the Bible by Mark Wingfield (I have not read this yet, but I learned of it from the session he co-presented at The Reformation Project’s 2019 Reconcile & Reform Conference called “A Pastor and a Transgender Christian Walk into a Church” (starts at 1:51:00).

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

The Reformation Project

Q Christian Fellowship

Brave Commons

Soulforce

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” and “Reading the Bible at the Margins: Strategies for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation.”

 

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 is shared in the following blog posts: Moving the Conversation Forward, Fruit & Roots, What’s This All About?, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. More posts to follow.

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