Frequently shared resources

Marcus_Borg_The_Heart_Of_Christianity_smWhen people ask me questions about Christianity, they usually want to know more about one or more of the following three items: (1) progressive Christianity, (2) postmodern religion, and (3) open and affirming Christian resources for LGBTQ friends and allies. With that in mind, I went ahead and created a list of resources that I find myself referring people to time and again. While there are many other good resources out there, this is a good place to start, and it represents the books/videos/sermons etc. that I refer people to the most. And of course feel free to buy my books too! ;-)

1. Resources for LGBTQ friends and allies:

Books

Torn: Rescuing the Bible from the Gays vs. Christians Debate, by Justin Lee

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church, by Jack Rogers

Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches, ed. by Walter Wink

What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality, by Daniel Helminiak

“What the Bible Says–And Doesn’t Say–About Homosexuality” (Soulforce PDF)

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Sermons and/or videos

An alternative to fundamentalist approaches to Christian theology and sexuality

“What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality: Part I”

“What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality: Part II”

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Organizations

GLAD (Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples)

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Gay Christian Network

Soulforce

2. Books for those wanting to learn more about postmodern approaches to Christianity:

What Would Jesus Deconstruct?, by John Caputo

Insurrection, by Peter Rollins

3. Books for those wanting to learn more about progressive approaches to Christianity:

The Heart of Christianity, by Marcus Borg

Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally, by Marcus Borg

Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions, by Rachel Held Evans

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  1. Kay

    Pastor Phil – To your list of resources, I share here Dr Cynthia Chappell’s teaching videos on the Biological / Science aspects for LGBT families:

    http://www.pflaghouston.org/vidindex.html

    (the biology video links are on this page, but also see the PFLAG Videos at left link for more she did later with science title)
    I found she has offered the most updated information from over 200 studies she has reviewed.

  2. Kay

    Also here is the latest of Dr Cynthia Chappell’s 3-part science presentation on sexual orientation with updated information:

    http://houstonsvoice.com/video/thescienceofsexualorientationpartiii/

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