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Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author : Michael L. Brown
ISBN : 9781621365938
Genre : Religion
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

Gay And Catholic

Author : Eve Tushnet
ISBN : 9781594715433
Genre : Religion
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Winner of a 2015 Catholic Press Award: Gender Issues Category (First Place). In this first book from an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic, widely published writer and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her spiritual and intellectual journey from liberal atheism to faithful Catholicism and shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching. Eve Tushnet was among the unlikeliest of converts. The only child of two atheist academics, Tushnet was a typical Yale undergraduate until the day she went out to poke fun at a gathering of philosophical debaters, who happened also to be Catholic. Instead of enjoying mocking what she termed the “zoo animals,” she found herself engaged in intellectual conversation with them and, in a move that surprised even her, she soon converted to Catholicism. Already self-identifying as a lesbian, Tushnet searched for a third way in the seeming two-option system available to gay Catholics: reject Church teaching on homosexuality or reject the truth of your sexuality. Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith is the fruit of Tushnet’s searching: what she learned in studying Christian history and theology and her articulation of how gay Catholics can pour their love and need for connection into friendships, community, service, and artistic creation.

God And The Gay Christian

Author : Matthew Vines
ISBN : 9781601425171
Genre : Religion
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“God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author’s clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation’s most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed.” — Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. 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, 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? • What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships? • Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, 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, God and the Gay Christian is likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul search­ing, even widespread cultural change. Not only is it 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, his hometown church, and the Christian church at large as he expresses what it means to be a faithful gay Christian. From the Hardcover edition.

Black Gay Christian

Author : Herndon L. Davis
ISBN : UOM:39015058246599
Genre : Self-Help
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Official Web Site for "Black, Gay & Christian"http://blackgaychristian.comOp-Ed''''s/Articles/Excerpts/Updates:, Gay & Christian? is a 16 chapter, gay/lesbian affirming, biblically based, spiritual empowerment tool. Over the course of 320 dynamic pages, it provides spiritual direction, motivational support and Christ-centered guidance to practicing Black Gay/Lesbians on how to live proud and fully committed, joy-filled, prosperous, and blessed lives as Gay/Lesbians Christians WITHOUT changing their orientation or sexual practices. In addition, there are two chapters targeted directly towards the Black Clergy and Families on how to reconcile, love and minister to loved ones/parishioners who are Gay/Lesbian.CATEGORIES:Gay Non-Fiction LiteratureAfrican American Non-Fiction LiteratureSpirituality/Inspirational/ChristianReligiousAUDIENCES: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, TransgenderAfrican AmericansClergy/Religious/Christian CommunityORDER OF CHAPTERSI. THE ?BIG PICTURE? OF HOMOSEXUALITYChapter 1: Gay Christianity: ?A Major Blessing Not a Sinful Curse?Chapter 2: Gay Inspiration to Remain Firmly Rooted in Jesus ChristChapter 3: Redefining, Reinventing, and Re-identifying Yourself as a Black Homosexual ?4 Essential Steps to Learn?Chapter 4: Why the Big Fuss Over Being Gay/Lesbian: ?18 Reasons for the Black Church and the Black Family to Discuss?Chapter 5: How to Love and Minister to Someone Who Is Gay/Lesbian: ?8 Steps for the Black Church and the Black Family to Follow?II. CHRISTIAN APPROACHES TO HANDLING BLACKGAY/LESBIAN ISSUESChapter 6: Overcoming the Emotional Pain of Black Gay/Lesbian Guilt ?4 Critical Steps We Must All Take?Chapter 7: Black Gay/Lesbian Dating, Relationships, Sex, & AIDS: ?20 Christian Steps to Follow?Chapter 8: Black Gay/Lesbians in the WorkplaceChapter 9: Black Gay/Lesbian and Raising ChildrenChapter 10: Black Gay/Lesbian and Managing Your Money God?s WayIII. RECONCILING YOUR DAILY CHRISTIAN WALKWITH YOUR HOMOSEXUAL COREChapter 11: Your Personal Relationship with God: A Gay/Lesbian ChoiceChapter 12: Who is Jesus Christ and what is His Significance?Chapter 13: Understanding Sin and Your Daily Life as a Born Again Gay/Lesbian ChristianChapter 14: Unleashing the Power of Prayer in Your Life!!Chapter 15: Understanding God?s Plan and Purpose for his Gay/Lesbian Children.Chapter 16: Standing, Walking, and Running on your Faith!!Official Web Site for "Black, Gay & Christian":http://blackgaychristian.comOp-Ed''''s/Articles/Excerpts/Updates: L DAVISAUTHOR STATISTICS2004 Media Interviews, Op-Ed''''s Published and Book/Speaking EngagementsTony Brown?s Journal ? Seen on 175 PBS stations in the U. S. and the Caribbean and available to all 21.6 million guaranteed U. S. subscribers of DirecTV (channel 377) and Dish Network (channel 9042) on satellite television. - 5-7 Million Impressions per -The site has a ?reach? of between 10 and 15 million users per day. According to Alexa Internet, the premier Internet Ranking Service, Black Men In is the 5th most popular web site (online community) on the Internet in the Ethnic/African/African-American category. (AURN) American Urban Radio Networks- American?s only African American owned network radio company, reaching an estimated 25 million listeners through 475 stations.Los Angeles Times - 3.9 million readershipSouthern Voice Newspaper - More than 100,000 weekly readers,600 locations.Washington Blade Newspaper- More than 100,000 readers each and every week. 700 locations.New York Blade Newspaper- More than 100,000 readers with each and every issue, 900 locations.Update Magazine-30,000 weekly readers, 300 -Membership to nearly 300 Yahoo and MSN groups with a total membership and e-mail distribution reach exceeding 7,000 individuals. 2004 Order of Appearances, Interviews and Works PublishedEssays, articles, and book excerpts that I have authored are listed at the book''''s Yahoo Companion site: articles have been reprinted in the following websites and publications:,,,, UKBlackOut,,, The New York Blade, The Washington Blade, The Southern Voice, Identity Magazine, The Urban Crusader, Exzkyst Magazine. 2004 Radio interviews(AURN) American Urban Radio Networks, news anchor Kim LampkinsWVEE (V-103 FM) Joyce Litttel Show, Atlanta based radio showWHQT 105.1FM, Rodney Baltimore, Miami, FLXM Satellite Radio, 169 The Power, The Otherside, A black gay radio showWVON 1450 AM, The Cliff Kelley Show, Chicago based talk showWASN Talk Radio with Martin Mangleman, Youngstown, OHWHAT (1340 AM), Mornings with Mary, Philadelphia based talk radio showWRFG FM ? Host Betty Couvertier, talk radioWPEG-FM radio station in Charlotte, NCKPFK 90.7 FM , IMRU Radio, Los Angeles, CA 2004 Television and Print InterviewsJune 11-17 - PBS aired my interview on the Tony Brown''''s Journal. The episode was titled "On the Down Low in the Black Church, #2716 " Aug. 1 ? Identity Magazine- Book review at 17- An article written on, which is also coordinated in conjunction with the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning radio show is posted at article has been reprinted and broadcast in black news media outlets across the country. October 16 - Profiled in a larger Los Angeles Times article concerning the convocation of Unity Fellowship Church, a black gay church movement.October 31 ? A local cable television guest on the Church of Truth television Ministry broadcast in Pasadena, CA, Rev. Donna Byrnes, Senior Minster.October 7 ? Profiled in the San Diego based Update Newspaper.2004 Inspirational Speaking Engagements/Workshops/Book signingsAtlanta ? March ? Tony Brown Journal InterviewMarch ? Los Angeles, CA ? Book signingApril ? Atlanta ? Book SigningApril-Philadelphia, PA ? Philadelphia Black Gay Pride/Workshop/Book signingApril/May ? Houston, TX ? Houston Black Gay Pride/Book signingMay ? Chicago, IL ? Workshop/book signingMay ? Washington DC ? Black Gay Pride/Speaking EngagementJune- Atlanta ? Speaking EngagementJune ? San Francisco ? San Francisco Pride -Panel DiscussionJuly ? New York City ? Workshop/Book SigningJuly ? Ft. Lauderdale, FL ? Workshop/Book SigningAugust ? Cleveland, OH ? Panel Discussion/Book SigningSeptember ? Los Angeles ? Speaking EngagementNovember ? Los Angeles ? Speaking EngagementDecember ? Houston, TX ? Panel Discussion/Book Signing2005 Inspirational Speaking Engagements/Workshops/Book signingsLos Angeles -February Colorado Springs ? February

Gay Marriage Christian Hypocrisy

Author : Creation Liberty Evangelism
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Christians continue to waste their time fighting battles on unbiblical foundation.

Being Gay Being Christian

Author : Stuart Edser
ISBN : 9781927187142
Genre : Religion
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Is it possible to be both gay and Christian? This book explains, calmly and logically, that the two are not mutually exclusive. With the support of some of the finest scientific and theological minds, Dr Stuart Edser presents a compelling case for tolerance and acceptance, rejecting the traditional Christian view that gay people are either sick or sinful as a result of their sexual orientation. While shrill voices of prejudiced fundamentalism are raised from all sides of the Christian church, he invites the reader to a new experience of God. Dr Edser is uniquely qualified to explain the biology, psychology and sociology of being gay, as well as to examine the Bible, its interpretation, and traditional Christian teaching on sexual morality. Not only does he have a wealth of experience grounded in the Church (both Catholic and Protestant), but he is also a psychologist, author and researcher. Moreover, he threads his own extraordinary story through the text, using this and his experience as a clinician to guide his thinking. In particular, he offers a positive and rational voice so often glaringly absent from the Church’s utterances on homosexuality. He argues passionately for church people everywhere to open their minds and show a willingness to discard older ways of thinking where more modern explanations reveal the truth more accurately. And he encourages gay Christians to integrate their sexuality and their faith so that both are valued equally.BEING GAY, BEING CHRISTIAN is a call for reformation within the Christian church, an appeal to modernity in our approach to knowledge and a practical self-help book for people who are struggling with their sexuality, so they can find both self-esteem and a connection with God. It will be of particular interest to: • People confused about their sexuality • Young gay people • Gay people who go to church • Christian families and friends of gay people • Clergy and church workers.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Transgender Christians

Author : Bronwyn Fielder
ISBN : 9781350030046
Genre : Religion
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christians details the processes through which LGBT Christians resolve the fraught tensions between their religious, sexual and gendered identities, and examines the associated changes to their religious practice in the pursuit of "authenticity.†? The book moves between richly described first-person accounts and clear theoretical analysis, contextualising the disucssion within contemporary theories of religion and same-sex attraction. Through careful qualitative research with LGBT Christians in the Australian Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), and the Uniting Church, Bronwyn Fielder and Douglas Ezzy show that although painful self-questioning and struggle is experienced by some LGBT Christians, many people ultimately find a resolution and a sense of peace with their sexual identity as LGBT Christians. The pursuit of authenticity is shown to be driven by participants' essentialist understanding of sexuality and gender, and the centrality of religiosity to their sense of self. Offering insight into how participants transform their relationships, emotions, beliefs, and ritual practices in order to make this authentic life possible, this study is an important contribution to the field of religion and sexuality.

Costly Obedience

Author : Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN : 9780310521426
Genre : Religion
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Though we often hear about the "gay problem" today, there is an even deeper problem in the church today--one that we often overlook. The call to follow Christ is a call to costly obedience for all, not just for gay Christians. Far too often, the church has elevated homosexuality above other sins and required a costly obedience from gays that it is unwilling to demand of others. And yet, the answer is not to weaken the demands of obedience. Instead, gay Christians who make the difficult choice to align their lives with the biblical view of sexuality are a gift to the church, reminding all of us that spiritual growth and maturity is costly. There is a price to pay in following Christ and devoting our lives to the call of the gospel, and it is one that we all must pay--gay and straight Christians alike. Through the stories and struggles of gay Christians who are reorienting their lives around the costly obedience required to follow Christ, Mark Yarhouse and Olya Zaporozhets call the church to reorient as well, leaving behind the casual morality that is widespread today to pursue the path of radical discipleship. Unlike any other book on homosexuality and the church, this is a call to examine your life and consider what God is asking you to lay down to take up your cross and follow him.

To Be Christian And Gay

Author : Margery Wakefield
ISBN : 9780557159864
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To be Christian and Gay

Single Gay Christian

Author : Gregory Coles
ISBN : 9780830890934
Genre : Religion
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In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with gay Christians, Greg Coles shares his story—a story about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. This honest, hopeful account shows life through one man's eyes and assures all people: "You are not a mistake."

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