Called Out

Excerpt from the Prologue, by Kathryn Poethig: “Called Out¬†offers a new reading of lesbian and gay theology within the Presbyterian Church. This theology is less concerned with biblical and theological defense for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identity. Its primary attention is on the ordination of lesbian and gay people, the issue riveting the Presbyterian […]

Can Homophobia Be Cured?

In Can Homophobia Be Cured? Bruce Hilton focuses on the difficult questions Christians raise about the deeply divisive issue of homosexuality: – What if the real sin is not homosexuality but homophobia – fear and hatred of lesbians and gay men? – What will the church do with the growing scientific evidence that same-sex orientation […]

Coming Out As Parents

How do parents respond to the knowledge that their child is gay or lesbian? David Switzer, in a complete revision of his best-selling Parents of the Homosexual, helps parents understand their feelings and reactions to that knowledge and clarifies what it means to be homosexual. He explores recent scientific, social, and biblical information about homosexuality, […]

Definitive Guidance

Using the statements from the 1977, 1978, and 1979 General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., this ten-session study guide seeks to help Presbyterians understand the denomination’s position on homosexuality and the role that ‘definitive guidance’ plays in policy decisions about this issue. Included is […]

Equal Rites

This much-needed collection of worship services, ceremonies, and celebrations is attuned to the unique needs of sexual minorities. The rites, written primarily by lesbians and gay men, include liturgies of spiritual beginnings, healing, blessings, holy communion, and pride and empowerment. Also included are funeral and memorial services, seasonal and holiday rites, and covenant rites for […]

Facing Our Differences

The deep controversies within many churches have created a reluctance in many quarters to place the issue of homosexuality on the ecumenical agenda. Yet, an essential vocation of the ecumenical movement is to enable a dialogue among the churches at precisely those points where their differences of conviction are sharpest. This book seeks to encourage […]

How I Changed My Mind About Homosexuality

“I appreciate the opportunity to address you this morning. I am going to speak about my change of mind on the question of homosexuality, what I have learned theologically in that process, and some implications for us as a church.” And thus Dr. Rogers begins his simple, yet startling presentation to the 2003 Northwest Regional […]

Reconciling The Broken Silence

Except from the Introduction: Reconciling the Broken Silence¬†… is an invitation for congregations to engage in dialogue with gay, lesbian, and bisexual Presbyterians. This resource has been prepared for those congregations in the PC(USA) who seek to engage in honest and open dialogue with gay men and lesbians at a table that does not condemn […]

Scripture And Homosexuality

Reflecting on the meaning of the biblical texts and subsequent Christian history, Soards struggles with the issue of how Christians should respond to and comprehend God’s will in dealing with homosexuality. He ultimately advocates a heightened sense of both biblical authority and Christian compassion. Focused and accessible, this book is an ideal starting point for […]