God and the Gay Christian : The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
A compelling reinterpretation of key Bible texts related to sexual orientation that has win raves and rants both inside and outside the church.
Millions of conservative Christians want to live in solidarity with the LGBT community but feel stymied by traditional understandings of a mere handful of biblical texts. Now comes Matthew Vines, a Harvard student who spent years on a personal quest to unearth scholarly work long acknowledged by liberal theologians, but almost entirely lost to conservatives.
What do you do when your world comes crashing down?
Arno’s world suddenly changed, when he came out as gay, divorced and was thrown out of the church he founded and had pastored for many years.
How do you deal with the anger, bitterness, and the grief of seeing your life and ministry fall apart?
This book is his spiritual journey through the wilderness. It describes his search for a relevant, meaningful, and loving faith. A faith that could take him through the dark valley and heal the wounds of spiritual abuse.
Changing Our Mind
Changing Our Mind has helped thousands of families and congregations carefully and compassionately rethink traditional religious teachings about full LGBTQ inclusion.
Christian denominations and churches everywhere struggle with the issue of LGBTQ inclusion. With growing scientific evidence, our wider society has taken big steps, but too many religious families and communities have not kept up. As much as ever, many people still experience deep condemnation by evangelical and other churches, getting kicked out or altogether leaving. Dr. David Gushee offers a powerful, inspiring message of hope and healing by helping Christians to return to Bible study, prayer,
Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality
In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination.
The Inclusive Bible
While this new Bible is certainly an inclusive-language translation, it is much more: it is a re-imagining of the scriptures and our relationship to them. Not merely replacing male pronouns, the translators have rethought what kind of language has built barriers between the text and its readers. Seeking to be faithful to the original languages, they have sought new and non-sexist ways to express the same ancient truths. The Inclusive Bible is a fresh, dynamic translation into modern English, carefully crafted to let the power and poetry of the language shine forth—particularly when read aloud—giving it an immediacy and intimacy rarely found in traditional translations of the Bible. The Inclusive Bible contains both the Old and the New Testaments.