Rector Recommends on:
Sexuality and Identity
The Falls Church Anglican
Seeks to … “Bring clarity regarding the Scriptural teaching on sexuality and gender, emphasizing how specific passages as well as the overall message of the Bible speak to these matters, and how at the center of this discussion is the fundamental question, “what does it mean to be human?”
Increase the Church’s compassion toward and awareness of those experiencing same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria, so all may be cared for in love and truth.
Create space for Christians to learn and talk about these challenging topics together, so that voices may be heard, questions addressed, and the Church encouraged to live faithfully today.”
“Living Out is co-ordinated by three Christian leaders who experience same sex attraction.
1. To help Christian brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. So we’ve set up this website, speak at churches and conferences, and have written books, to show how you can be same-sex attracted and thrive as a Christian at the same time.
2. To help the Christian Church understand how they can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to flourish. So we have run training events for bible college students and existing church leaders to encourage and equip them to build more biblically faithful and compassionate churches where all are encouraged to be more Christ-like regardless of their sexuality and where homophobia is not tolerated.
3. To help the wider world hear and understand that there is more than just one viable script for those who are same-sex attracted.
So we’ve shared our stories at public events,on-line and via the media to communicate that many same-sex attracted Christians are both happy with their sexuality and the bible’s teaching on same-sex sexual relationships.”
True Freedom Trust
“True Freedom Trust (TFT) is a UK-based teaching and pastoral support ministry that holds to the orthodox biblical view of sex, gender and relationships. Our passionate desire is to be full of grace and truth as we teach God's word in churches, conferences and Bible colleges, and as we provide pastoral care for those who struggle with same-sex temptations and gender confusion.”
Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender
The Center equips leaders with theologically sound and accessible resources, and helps leaders shape the people entrusted to them.
Robert A. J. Gagnon
Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He came to PTS in the Fall of 1994 after a one-year position as Visiting Professor of Religion at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. His main fields of interest are Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible.
We embrace the traditional understanding that God created us male and female, and that His plan for sexual intimacy is only properly fulfilled in the union of husband and wife in marriage. However, this blog was born out of frustration with the prevailing narratives about homosexuality from those who embrace this traditionally Christian sexual ethic: an excessive focus on political issues, and the ubiquity of reparative therapy in one form or another. We want to see more discussion of celibacy, friendship, the value of the single life, and similar topics.
An internationally known speaker who lectures on Biblical sexual ethics and his own experiences as a celibate gay Christian.