After examining key biblical passages in both the old and new Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, DeYoung responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.
In this timely book, award-winning author kevin deYoung challenges each of us―the skeptic and the seeker, the certain and the confused―to take a humble look at God’s Word regarding the issue of homosexuality.
Is God anti-gay? Questions Christians Ask
Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. So is god homophobic? and what do we say, and how do we relate to to both Christians and non Christians who experience same-sex attraction. Good Book Co. In this short, simple book, sam allberry wants to help confused Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures, and offers a positive and liberating way forward through the debate.
It's the hot topic of the moment. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view.
God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, god and the gay christian has sparked heated debate, not chosen? • what did paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations? Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, Vines asked questions such as: • Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? • How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? • Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, sincere soul searching, and widespread cultural change on the issue of what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.
As a young christian man, matthew vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to some-day share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. Good Book Co. The bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships.
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
How can gay christians experience god's favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions.
Good Book Co. He advocates neither unqualified "healing" for those who struggle nor accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness. As a celibate gay christian, hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God's "No" to same-sex sexual intimacy. Zondervan.
Is there a place for celibate, and indwelling sin play out in the life of a christian experiencing same-sex attraction? And how do brothers and sisters in Christ show love to them? Wesley Hill offers wise counsel that is biblically faithful, gay Christians in the church? * How do the gospel, holiness, theologically serious, and oriented to the life and practice of the church.
What does it mean for gay christians to be faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God's will for believers who experience same-sex desires? Those who choose celibacy are often left to deal with loneliness and the hunger for relationships.
God and the Transgender Debate
What is transgender and gender fluidity? what does god's word actually say about these issues? How can the gospel be good news for someone experiencing gender dysphoria? How should churches respond? This warm, faithful and careful book helps Christians understand what the Bible says about gender identity.
. Zondervan. If you want to learn more and love better, and are open to considering what God has to say about sex and gender, this hope-filled book is for you. It will help us to engage lovingly, thoughtfully and faithfully with one of the most explosive cultural discussions of our day. Includes a section looking at practical questions including: - can someone be transgender and christian? - Should I mind if people who are biologically the other sex are in my restroom? - What should church leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as the opposite gender? - Is it true that Christian teaching is harmful and can lead to depression and higher suicide rates? - What about people who are born intersex? Good Book Co.
The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics
The most sophisticated and convincing examination of the biblical data for our time. Jürgen becker, professor of New Testament, Christian-Albrechts University Good Book Co. Gagnon’s book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality.
. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Zondervan.
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
Zondervan. But more than just a memoir, torn provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Good Book Co. Nicknamed "god boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry.
Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and christians as enemies, " Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace, learn from, and love one another. But lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, eventually, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, to self-acceptance.
. Jericho Books. As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn.
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life
He shows that the bible's teaching seems unreasonable not because of its difficulties, but because of missteps that the church has often taken in its understanding of the Christian life. Jericho Books. We have been shaped by the world around us and urgently need to re-examine the values that drive our discipleship.
Zondervan. Good Book Co. Only by doing this in the light of the Bible can we make sense of its call on the lives of those who are attracted to their own sex. In this honest book, he shares his pain in dealing with these issues, but at the same time shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.
The gospel coalition top books of 2015 in Christian Living Tim Challies' Top Books of 2015 ProdigalThought. Net's top reads of 2015leadership journal's best ministry books of the year When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, and yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position of fidelity in heterosexual marriage and celibacy in singleness.
Talking Points: Transgender
Now suddenly the issue of transgender is the next big social, cultural issue that has dominated the headlines. Vaughan roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding gender identity. Now it's almost universally accepted in the Western world.
There's been huge cultural change in the last few decades. This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people. Jericho Books. Good Book Co. Zondervan. Same-sex marriage would have been unthinkable 20 or 30 years ago.
Talking points is a series of short books designed to help Christians think, talk and relate to others with compassion, conviction and wisdom about today's big issues.
Compassion without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth
Good Book Co. Compassion without compromise How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth. Zondervan. Jericho Books. Two pastors offer compassionate, biblical answers about homosexuality and practical, real world advice on how to think and talk about this controversial issue with loved ones.
People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue
This book meets that need. Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue. Those holding a traditional view still struggle to reconcile the Bible’s prohibition of same-sex attraction with the message of radical, unconditional grace.
Compassion without compromise How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth. In people to be loved, preston sprinkle challenges those on all sides of the debate to consider what the Bible says and how we should approach the topic of homosexuality in light of it. In a manner that appeals to a scholarly and lay-audience alike, preston takes on difficult questions such as how should the church treat people struggling with same-sex attraction? Is same-sex attraction a product of biological or societal factors or both? How should the church think about larger cultural issues, gay pride, and whether intolerance over LGBT amounts to racism? How or if Christians should do business with LGBT persons and supportive companies?Simply saying that the Bible condemns homosexuality is not accurate, such as gay marriage, nor is it enough to end the debate.
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