Same-Sex Attraction in the Church

Welcome. This page serves as a non-exhaustive list of resources that may be helpful as young Christians navigate the incredibly important issue of sexuality. The appearance of any particular resource on this page does not mean it is endorsed by this blog, but simply that it has been recognized to add value and insight to the conversation around this topic.

Why is there such a debate over homosexuality? We will talk further about this in class. In the meantime…

Print Resources

Reading books on this topic can be the most refreshing, enlightening, and stimulating mental activities to do. Following an author’s careful (hopefully) argument and journey through story and the presentation of facts or examples helps us to understand not only the issues, but the cultural, historical, and philosophical context the issue is situated in.

Andrew Marin’s Love is an Orientation

Wesley Hill’s Washed and Waiting

Justin Lee’s Torn

 

Online Resources

The Gay Christian Network

The Great Debate

When it comes to gay Christians, there’s one question that causes more debate than any other:  Does God bless gay relationships?  Or are gay Christians called to lifelong celibacy?

At GCN, we have members on both sides of this “great debate,” and some who just aren’t sure.  And though this issue is hotly debated among Christians worldwide, we’ve decided not to debate it here.  However, in the interest of discussion and dialogue about this very important subject, two of our members have written opposing essays expressing their very different points of view.

On “Side A” is Justin’s essay. Justin believes that God blesses same-sex marriages.

On “Side B” is Ron’s essay. Ron believes that God calls gay Christians to lifelong celibacy.

Both Justin and Ron are gay Christians, but they have very different views about sex, relationships, and the Bible.  Whether you agree with Justin or with Ron (or perhaps with neither!), you can feel welcome here.

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