Compassion without Compromise

Compassion without Compromise Author Adam T. Barr
ISBN-10 9781441264763
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Loving, Biblical Answers on Homosexuality In the next year at least one of these things will happen in your life: • A family member will come out of the closet and expect you to be okay with it. • Your elementary-age child's curriculum will discuss LGBT families. • Your company will talk about building a tolerant workplace for LGBT co-workers. • Your college-age child will tell you your view on homosexuality is bigoted. Are you ready? In their role as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen how this issue can tear apart families, friendships, and even churches. In this book they combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on how to think about and discuss this issue with those you care about. They also tell the story of Ron's personal journey from same-sex attraction and sexual brokenness to healing. Truth does not preclude kindness--and a good dose of humility is necessary to love our neighbors. With sensitivity and winsomeness, this book will offer an honest but inviting message to readers: We are all in need of the healing that can only come from the truth of the gospel.

Loving My LGBT Neighbor

Loving My  LGBT  Neighbor Author Glenn T. Stanton
ISBN-10 9780802491329
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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Ever feel like we’re just fumbling through the LGBT conversation, always asking but never really finding answers to questions like: What does it look like to be friends with my lesbian neighbors? How should I love my gay child and his partner? What if I’m invited to a same-sex wedding? What did Jesus say—and not say—about homosexuality? What is the role of the church in the same-sex debate? We don’t have to fumble. While the questions are hard, answers can be had. Just ask Glenn Stanton. Stanton, of Focus on the Family, travels widely meeting with and debating LGBT advocates across the country. In doing so he has had the privilege of becoming friends with a number of them. He says, "We disagree on certain convictions, but we still admire and esteem one another . . . Since when was it decided that people who see the world in polar opposite ways can't be friends?" He shares his personal journey building bridges with the LGBT community and offers candid insights on hard questions. In Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor, Glenn Stanton shows us how to speak the truth in love on this difficult but important issue.

Messy Grace

Messy Grace Author Caleb Kaltenbach
ISBN-10 9781601427373
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher WaterBrook
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Sometimes, grace gets messy. Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family. But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian…and a pastor. Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with beloved family members living a gay lifestyle, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace. Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to love these people and yet still hold on to his beliefs. So can you. Even when it’s messy. “Messy Grace is an important contribution to the conversation about sexual identity for churches and leaders. Caleb's story is surprising and unique, and he weaves it together compellingly. He states his views clearly, leaves room for disagreement, and champions love no matter where you are in this conversation.” —Jud Wilhite, Sr. Pastor, Central Christian Church

The Gay Gospel

The Gay Gospel Author Joe Dallas
ISBN-10 9780736960366
Year 2007-02-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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In this updated edition of A Strong Delusion, author and counselor Joe Dallas helps readers understand what pro-gay theology is and how to confront it. In a biblical manner, Dallas examines believers’ personal responses and the need for bold love and commitment as they become familiar with the movement’s background and beliefs; study a clear, scriptural response to each belief; and extend Christ’s love to those living the homosexual lifestyle. This resource is an important one for those who have been unsure how to respond to the growing acceptance of homosexuality in the evangelical community. It offers the balance between conviction and compassion and a practical guide to communicating with those who have embraced the pro-gay Christian movement.

Hope for the Same Sex Attracted

Hope for the Same Sex Attracted Author Ron Citlau
ISBN-10 9781441230874
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bethany House
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Helping the Same-Sex Attracted Faithfully Follow Jesus As Christians seek to be biblically faithful on the issue of homosexuality, two fundamental questions come to mind: How can a person with same-sex attraction faithfully follow Jesus in his or her sexuality? And how can we support and encourage them in this? With compassion and wisdom--on a topic rife with misunderstanding and hurt--author and pastor Ron Citlau will help you think deeply and clearly about every option the Bible offers, and what it clearly does not. Having personally dealt with same-sex attraction, walked with others still struggling, and pastored those with gay loved ones, he thoroughly examines all of the available options--heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy, and more--and considers them in light of the Scriptures. With clarity and grace, he helps you discover the remarkable gifts God provides to the Christian who struggles with same-sex attraction and desires to faithfully follow Jesus. Here is a message of hope and practical, loving guidance for those who are same-sex attracted--and those who love them.

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality eBook

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality   eBook Author Kevin DeYoung
ISBN-10 9781432115241
Year 2015-11-09
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Christian Art Publishers
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In WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us – the skeptic and the seeker, the certain and the confused – to take a humble look at God’s Word regarding the issue of homosexuality. After examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, this timely book responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.

God Sexuality

God   Sexuality Author Janet Boynes
ISBN-10 1680311123
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harrison House
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If you are a pastor or ministry leader, this book is for you! If you have a loved one living a homosexual lifestyle, this book is for you! If you have a desire to understand and walk alongside those who struggle with same- sex attraction, this book is for you! Addressing this issue has never been more crucial. Is the Word of God still relevant today? Can we as believers still be moved with compassion without compromising God's word? As Janet Boynes gives spiritual guidance to parents and pastors around the country, she realized that many of them are flooded with questions about what to do and what to say to someone who struggles with same-sex attraction. Many have asked, "How do we respond to our son/daughter who wants to undergo reassignment surgery?" or "Do we attend our son/daughter's civil union? This book will give you profound insight, biblical truth, and deeply rooted compassion when reaching out to the LGBTQ community.

When Homosexuality Hits Home

When Homosexuality Hits Home Author Joe Dallas
ISBN-10 9780736962063
Year 2015-03-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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"There's something I need to tell you...I'm gay." These are hard words to hear from a beloved family member. But as hard as they are to hear, they are also hard for the same-sex-attracted person to utter. No matter the relationship--parent, child, grandparent, spouse, sibling, or other, that admission will likely mark a change in the way you and your loved one understand each other. These can be difficult waters to navigate, but Joe Dallas knows the rough waters firsthand and offers answers to the questions you need answered. How do I show my love for my same-sex attracted family member and yet remain faithful to the Bible's admonitions about homosexuality? Should I attend my loved one's gay wedding? What caused his or her homosexuality? Am I to blame? Can people change their sexual orientation? From his many years of helping families answer tough questions about homosexuality, Joe Dallas offers you sound, compassionate, and biblically accurate advice as you take a journey you never anticipated. Revised edition.

Can You Be Gay and Christian

Can You Be Gay and Christian Author Michael L. Brown
ISBN-10 9781621365938
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Charisma Media
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

Bible Gender Sexuality

Bible  Gender  Sexuality Author James V. Brownson
ISBN-10 9781467437370
Year 2013-02-03
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Grapples conscientiously with biblical texts at the heart of the church's debate over same-sex relationships This thought-provoking book by James Brownson develops a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationships. Fairly presenting both sides in this polarized debate — "traditional" and "revisionist" — Brownson conscientiously analyzes all of the pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies "stuck points" in the ongoing debate. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the text. Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.

The Allure of Gentleness

The Allure of Gentleness Author Dallas Willard
ISBN-10 9780062114105
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The revered Christian author whose bestselling classics include The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines provides a new model for how we can present the Christian faith to others. When Christians share their faith, they often appeal to reason, logic, and the truth of doctrine. But these tactics often are not effective. A better approach to spread Christ’s word, Dallas Willard suggests, is to use the example of our own lives. To demonstrate Jesus’s message, we must be transformed people living out a life reflective of Jesus himself, a life of love, humility, and gentleness. This beautiful model of life—this allure of gentleness—Willard argues, is the foundation for making the most compelling argument for Christianity, one that will convince others that there is something special about Christianity and the Jesus we follow.

Dwelling in the Land

Dwelling in the Land Author Jeanette Howard
ISBN-10 9780857216243
Year 2015-10-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Monarch Books
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Dwelling in the Land considers what it means for Christians, who are attracted to other members of the same sex, to live fully under the lordship of Christ. Author Jeanette Howard, believes that homosexuality is not part of God’s plan for His world, and has chosen to remain celibate despite experiencing same-sex attraction. She has come to believe that to identify herself as ‘gay’ does not do justice to what God has been doing in her life. Instead of being identified by your sexuality, as a Christian you are identified by the fact that you belong to Christ. Some gay Christians have sought healing. Others have turned away from a conservative interpretation of the biblical texts. Others have remained celibate and invested their lives in Christian service. All have found that their sexual orientation has strongly influenced who they perceive themselves to be, and how others perceive them. Allowing God to dismantle your false identity permits you to live out of your authentic self. As you grow in Christ you are able to perceive true goodness and health; you rid yourself of old habits of thinking; you learn to recognise what is holding others back; and discover new areas of ministry. You do not have to accept the labels that the world – and the church – attach to you.

Someone I Love Is Gay

Someone I Love Is Gay Author Anita Worthen
ISBN-10 0830819827
Year 1996-05-23
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Finding out that a child, spouse, relative or friend is homosexual can be an unwelcome surprise. You're hit with a complex combination of emotions - grief, shame, fear, guilt. You are flooded with questions ranging from why to what's next. You wonder what a biblical response would be. At the same time, someone you care about deeply may be awaiting your response. What should you say? Someone I Love Is Gay was created out of Anita Worthen's struggle over these issues with her son and her work with New Hope Ministries in San Rafael, California, and Bob Davies's personal experience and professional experience with Exodus International in Seattle, Washington. Drawing also on the experiences of others, they will help you to handle your feelings while responding appropriately to your loved one.

The Way of Hope

The Way of Hope Author Melissa Fisher
ISBN-10 9781493409303
Year 2017-07-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Most churches today struggle to answer the same-sex relationship debate that is quickly transforming our culture, our kids, and our churches. As a result, Christians struggle to demonstrate love and grace to those with same-sex attraction. That means that more and more people who are looking for truth and a place where they belong are deciding that the church is either indifferent to their struggle or outright hostile to "people like them." There's a better way--the way of hope. With deep understanding born from her own painful experiences, Melissa Fisher shows that somewhere between the extremes of condemning and condoning is compassion. In this book, she aims to equip the church to make a positive difference in the lives of those hurting from relational or sexual brokenness. Perfect for pastors, parents, siblings, and friends of the ten million people in America who identify as LGBTQ, who long to love them well.