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
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).
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. Listen to his podcast, Queerology.