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