On these pages you’ll encounter Christian leaders who are passionate about LGBTQ justice and equality–not in spite of their faith but precisely because of it. These sermons are a must-read not only for LGBTQ persons longing to know they don’t have to deny their faith in order to embrace their sexuality and/or gender identity, but also for those who wonder if they have to disregard the Bible in order to fully accept their LGBTQ neighbors, friends, and family members. It also serves as a valuable resource for pastors and church leaders who are looking for ways to teach, preach, and celebrate the full affirmation of LGBTQ persons in the light of God’s love. Contributors include Rita Nakashima Brock, Monica A. Coleman, Danny Cortez, Miguel De La Torre, and many others committed to the full welcome and affirmation of LGBTQ persons in the life of the church.
“In Justice Calls: Sermons of Welcome and Affirmation, Rev. Snider has collected a treasure trove of sermons affirming the welcome of LGBT persons at the table of God’s love. Some are carefully exegetical, some deeply personal, all are carefully crafted and full of grace. Starting with the call for equality and ending with a call for the transformation of the church, this volume walks the journey of God’s affirming love for all with both care and courage.”
Rev. Mark C. Johnston, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Open & Affirming Ministry Program
Gay, Lesbian, and Affirming Disciples Alliance
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rita Nakashima Brock
Monica A. Coleman
Miguel De La Torre
Carol Howard Merritt
Alton Pollard III
Tai Amri Spann-Wilson