Homosexuality

Homosexuality Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 9780830875542
Year 2009-09-20
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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How prevalent is homosexuality? What causes it? Is it a psychopathology? Can it be changed? Questions like these often accompany discussions of homosexual behavior. For answers we naturally look to scientific studies. But what does the scientific research actually show? More important, what place should this research have in shaping the church's response? Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse help us face these issues squarely and honestly. In four central chapters they examine how scientific research has been used within church debates--in particular within Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal contexts. They then survey the most recent and best scientific research and sort out what it actually shows. Next they help us to interpret the research's relevance to the moral debate within the church. In a concluding chapter they make a strong case for a traditional Christian sexual ethic. Church groups considering these complex issues will find helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the church's debate over homosexual behavior.

Sex Priestly Ministry and the Church

Sex  Priestly Ministry  and the Church Author Len Sperry
ISBN-10 0814629679
Year 2003
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Liturgical Press
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Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church provides an objective and authoritative account of psychosexual development in priests and key background information on the many sexual issues facing the Church today. It is a concise, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource of the most current information needed to understand these sexual issues and controversies and make reasoned, responsible decisions.

Ex Gays

Ex Gays Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 083082846X
Year 2009-08-20
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Is it possible to be an ex gay? Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse present social science research on homosexuality designed to answer the questions: Can those who receive religiously-informed psychotherapy experience a change in their sexual orientation? Are such programs harmful to participants? The results show that outcomes for this kind of religiously-informed psychotherapy are similar to outcomes of therapy for other psychological problems. Such programs do not appear to be harmful on average to individuals. This research will be of interest to all those who want to know the latest research on sexual orientation change and the effects of religiously-informeded programs on those who utilize them.

The Facts on Homosexuality

The Facts on Homosexuality Author John Ankerberg
ISBN-10 0736911065
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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John Ankerberg and John Weldonâs popular Facts On books (more than 800,000 copies sold) havenew covers and updated material! Known for their extensive research and Bibleknowledge, the authors offer readers the essentialfacts they need to evaluate and discuss todayâs issues. The concise,easyâtoâfollow information helps readers: understand the basic tenets of each subject evaluate the teachings in light of Godâs Word share the gospel more effectively The userâfriendly,questionâandâanswer format of this series gives readers the flexibility toexplore the subject fully or look up specific teachings. Ankerberg and Weldon discuss aspects of homosexuality, including innate vs. learnedbehavior, biological support, the homosexual communityâs influence, theChristian churchâs view on homosexuality, and what Godâs Word teaches.

Correctly Handling the Word of Truth

Correctly Handling the Word of Truth Author Mees te Velde
ISBN-10 9781630878580
Year 2014-10-24
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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How should the Word of God be interpreted and applied today? Does our modern culture affect how we read the Bible? Can certain passages be interpreted in different contexts and in different ways, all the while acknowledging that God speaks with a clear and consistent voice? These are the enduring challenges of hermeneutics. In this volume, no less than sixteen Reformed scholars from four different countries join together to tackle the hard questions that often arise when we busy ourselves with the weighty responsibility of interpreting Holy Scripture. As iron sharpens iron, so also these Reformed scholars challenge each other and their readers to ask not only how hermeneutics can be done, but ultimately, how it should be done so that God's Word of Truth may be handled correctly (2 Tim 2:15).

A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality

A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality Author Kerby Anderson
ISBN-10 9780736934817
Year 2008-03-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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In the last few decades, homosexuality has moved from the margins of society to the mainstream. In response to this cultural shift, Christian apologist and radio host Kerby Anderson sorts through myths to deliver the facts on homosexuality and the social impact it has had on families, the church, schools, and traditional marriage. With a balance of God's truth found in the Bible and a desire to reach out to homosexuals, he answers key questions about homosexuality, including: What percentage of the population is homosexual? Is homosexuality the worst of all sins? Did Jesus remove God's condemnation of homosexuality? Is there a connection between gay teens and suicide? What are the causes of homosexuality? Anderson also looks at the spiritual aspects of homosexuality and offers practical suggestions for Christians seeking to reach out to gay and lesbian friends and loved ones. This book is an essential resource for anyone seeking to better understand the roots, goals, and implications of homosexuality and the pro-gay movement.

Think Christianly

Think Christianly Author Jonathan Morrow
ISBN-10 9780310586739
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Think Christianly is about seizing the opportunities we have every day to speak the life Jesus offers into our culture. Tragically, many such opportunities pass us by unclaimed—either because we don’t notice them or we have not prepared ourselves to enter into them. And those around us seem to grow increasingly unwilling to hear anything the church has to say. Jonathan Morrow helps church leaders envision and implement ways for their congregations to “think Christianly” about contemporary questions and to speak in informed, engaging ways. Morrow explores many of the important issues that Christians often hear raised with regard to faith—questions about who Jesus was, the good and bad of religion, pain and evil in the world, the reliability of the Bible, sexuality and intimate relationships, and hope for change, among others. The life and faith issues that Think Christianly addresses lead to cultural moments where Christianity and contemporary culture intersect. This book will help churches take vital steps toward cultivating compassion and competence in speaking faithfully to a questioning world.

The Way Forward

The Way Forward Author Timothy Bradshaw
ISBN-10 0334029341
Year 2003
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
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The homosexuality issue is the most pressing dilemma currently facing the churches. Recent controversial church appointments in Britain and America have sparked intense argument and there has been virtually no sign of real dialogue or developing debate.This important and timely book sets out the full range of Christian responses to this critical issue, and offers mature and informed contributions from key figures on all sides of the debate. A vital resource for theological reflection and continuing discussion, this second edition of The May Forward? will be crucial reading for all who are concerned for the issues at stake and for the future and integrity of the churches today.

Modern Psychotherapies

Modern Psychotherapies Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 9780830864751
Year 2013-01-05
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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The wide variety of psychotherapies that psychologists and students of psychology face can make for a confusing picture. The level of complexity is multiplied for Christians since they must ask how a particular psychotherapy fits (or doesn t fit) with a Christian understanding of persons and their suffering. In this expanded and thoroughly update edition, Stanton Jones and Richard Butman continue to offer a careful analysis and penetrating critiques of the myriad of psychotherapies now current in the field of psychology including: Classical Psychoanalysis Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapies Behavior Therapy Cognitive Therapy Person-Centered Therapy Experiential Therapies Family Systems Theory and Therapy Two valuable new chapters have been added: "Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategies" and "Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapist." Opening and closing chapters discuss foundational concerns on the integration of psychology and theology and present the authors' call for a "responsible eclecticism." Modern Psychotherapies remains an indispensable resource.

Modern Psychopathologies

Modern Psychopathologies Author Mark A. Yarhouse
ISBN-10 0830827706
Year 2005-06-08
Pages 457
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Mark A. Yarhouse, Richard E. Butman and Barrett W. McRay offer this companion volume to Modern Psychotherapies, addressing students and mental health professionals who want to sort through contemporary secular understandings of psychopathology in relationship to a Christian worldview.

Psychology Christianity

Psychology   Christianity Author Gary R. Collins
ISBN-10 9780830822638
Year 2000
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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This collection of essays edited by Eric Johnson and Stanton Jones offers four different models for the relationship between Christianity and psychology.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality Author Willard M. Swartley
ISBN-10 0836192451
Year 2003
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Herald Press (VA)
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Grounded in a lifetime of biblical study, New Testament scholar Willard M. Swartley takes a fresh look at the Scriptures and what they would teach on the current and controversial subject of homosexuality. In a spirit of love and generosity, Swartley presents all sides of the issue, drawing from contemporary scholarship and cultural analysis. He concludes with a model for congregational discernment and suggestions for the path forward. 250 Pages.

The homosexuality debate

The homosexuality debate Author Catherine Sider Hamilton
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113410943
Year 2003
Pages 277
Language en
Publisher
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A collection of essays from lay and clergy alike (including Archbishop Rowan Williams), exploring how we understand homosexuality, our faith, scripture, and the relationship between the church, our culture, and the world. (ABC).

Homosexuality Science and the plain Sense of Scripture

Homosexuality  Science  and the  plain Sense  of Scripture Author David L. Balch
ISBN-10 080284698X
Year 2000
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Homosexuality is one of the most hotly debated issues in the church today. This book arises directly out of the current discussion of what the Bible says about the morality of homosexual acts and relationships. Taking up the question from both sides of the debate, twelve biblical scholars, psychologists, and theologians debate the meaning of the scriptural passages on homosexuality -- from Genesis, Leviticus, Romans, and 1 Corinthians -- in light of contemporary scientific and exegetical evidence. Balanced and well reasoned, this volume will help readers constructively engage this pressing, highly sensitive subject.

Facing the Facts

Facing the Facts Author Stan Jones
ISBN-10 0891098461
Year 1995
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Nav Press
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Your body and its sexual nature are beautiful and exciting gifts from God that He wants you to understand and appreciate. Reading Facing the Facts and talking about it with your parents will give you a better understanding of God's perfect design.