God in Love Unites Us Resources

As a church we are approaching some significant conversations around the God in Love Unites Us Report. We are approaching some significant decisions that will be made by the Church Council in Autumn of this year, but this is a conversation that we hope the whole of our church family will engage with.

 

Below are lots of resources that we hope and pray will help you to reflect on some of the topics raised as part of the conversations around the God in Love Unites Us report. This is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully will offer a few different perspectives from people with different experiences to offer, and will be added to over the next few weeks.

 

We would encourage you to take the time to consider some of the books, websites, videos & podcasts highlighted here, and we pray that God would speak to us all as we engage in these resources.

BOOKS

UNCLOBBER

Rethinking our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality

Colby Martin

GOD & THE GAY CHRISTIAN

The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

Matthew Vines

BLACK, GAY, BRITISH, CHRISTIAN, QUEER

The Church and the Famine of Grace

Jarel Robinson-Brown

THE BOOK OF QUEER PROPHETS

24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion

curated by Ruth Hunt

PURPOSEFUL SEXUALITY

A short Christian introduction

Ed Shaw

THE PLAUSIBILITY PROBLEM

The Church and Same-Sex Attraction

Ed Shaw

TOWARDS A THEOLOGY OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Squaring the Circle

Clare Herbert

UNDIVIDED

Coming Out, Becoming Whole and Living Free from Shame

Vicky Beeching

WEBSITES

MET

Methodist Evangelicals Together Marriage and Relationships Resources

GOD IN LOVE UNITES US

Resources from the Methodist Church

Living Out

“We help people, churches and society talk about faith and sexuality”

Living in Love & Faith

Resources from the Church of England

VIDEOS

LOVE UNITES US SERMON SERIES

High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden

GOD IN LOVE UNITES US WORKSHOP

Presentations and Q&A from Rev Mark Rowland (Dignity & Worth) and Rev David Hull (MET)

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?

Sam Allberry – The Gospel Coalition

JESUS NEVER MENTIONED HOMOSEXUALITY

Sam Allberry from The Gospel Coalition

RACE, FAITH AND SEXUALITY

Talk by Jarel Robinson-Brown for the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture

PODCASTS

ASK NT WRIGHT ANYTHING

Christian Sexual Ethics, Homosexuality & Transgender

ALMOST HERETICAL

LGBTQ – The so-called Divine Ideal (Part 1)

ALMOST HERETICAL

Conversation on marriage, LGBTQ and the church

ALMOST HERETICAL

LGBTQ – Why do people marry? (Part 2)