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God and the Gay Christian

Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, God and the Gay Christian is a compelling interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man navigating relationships with his family and the Christian church as he expresses what it means to be a faithful, gay Christian.

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Bible, Gender, & Sexuality

This thought-provoking book by James Brownson develops a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationships.

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Transforming

The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

This ground-breaking book provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity.

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Embracing the Journey

A Christian Parents' Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child

This book offers a sympathetic, compassionate, and inspiring guide for parents, from the founders of one of the first Christian ministries for parents of LGBTQ children.

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Torn

Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate

As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. He knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this ground-breaking book, Lee recalls the events–his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the “ex-gay” movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible — that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance.

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon

Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT community

Baldock uncovers the historical, cultural, medical, and political filters of discrimination through which the LGBTQ community is seen. With a foundational context firmly established, she examines the most controversial filter of all: what the Bible says about same-sex behavior.

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Why Churches Need to Talk about Sexuality

Lessons Learned from Hard Conversations about Sex, Gender, Identity, and the Bible

Journalist and pastor Mark Wingfield describes how the congregation he serves undertook a detailed study of how the church should respond to the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members. The study was conducted by a nineteen-member blue-ribbon task force that included wide representation of the church’s various constituencies.

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Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies

The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson is uniquely qualified to apply insights from contemporary law to the interpretive history of biblical law and to draw out their implications for issues of gender, class, and race/ethnicity. In so doing, she lays the groundwork for an inclusive model of biblical interpretation

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How to Talk About the Bible and LGBTQ Inclusion

“How to Talk About the Bible and LGBTQ Inclusion” is a 70-page booklet designed to give readers a concise but comprehensive overview of the biblical case for LGBTQ inclusion.

Covering topics ranging from experience, tradition, celibacy, and gender complementarity to the six main Bible passages at dispute over same-sex relationships, this resource will help you both to better understand the relevant theological issues and to make a clear, compelling case for LGBTQ affirmation to those in your life who disagree with you. The booklet also contains feature sections on ex-gay ministries, bisexual Christians, transgender Christians, and queer Christians of color.

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Free Discussion Guide for "God and the Gay Christian"

A discussion guide for Matthew Vines’ book “God and the Gay Christian”.

Same-Sex Relationships Conversation Guide

Available in English and Mandarin

Download this helpful guide for discussing same-sex relationships from a Christian perspective.

Transgender Inclusion Guide

Available in English and Mandarin

Download this helpful guide for discussing transgender inclusion.