Welcoming and Affirming


  • Author: Leigh Finke
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Christianity
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How should I respond when a teen comes out? Do I have to tell their parents? What does it mean to be transgender? And how do I talk to a trans youth?These are the kinds of tough questions facing Christian communities everywhere. It's not enough for faith leaders to improvise their way through these questions. Leaders need concrete tools to navigate the LGBTQ+ landscape.Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth is one of those tools. A handbook for pastors, youth workers, church leaders, educators, and other adults in Christian settings, the book provides answers to the most pressing questions about sexuality, gender, mental health, safe sex, and more.Written by a team of LGBTQ+ adults, Welcoming and Affirm...

Welcoming and Affirming

Welcoming and Affirming


  • Author : Leigh Finke
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506466538


Welcoming and Affirming Book Description :

How should I respond when a teen comes out? Do I have to tell their parents? What does it mean to be transgender? And how do I talk to a trans youth? These are the kinds of tough questions facing Christian communities everywhere. It's not enough for faith leaders to improvise their way through these questions. Leaders need concrete tools to navigate the LGBTQ+ landscape. Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth is one of those tools. A handbook for pastors, youth workers, church leaders, educators, and other adults in Christian settings, the book provides answers to the most pressing questions about sexuality, gender, mental health, safe sex, and more. Written by a team of LGBTQ+ adults, Welcoming and Aff...

Welcoming But Not Affirming
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Welcoming But Not Affirming


  • Author : Stanley James Grenz
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0664257763


Welcoming But Not Affirming Book Description :

A respected evangelical speaks out on the church's most controversial issue, proposing that it is possible for Christian communities to welcome homosexuals without affirming same-sex unions....

Queerfully and Wonderfully Made

Queerfully and Wonderfully Made


  • Author : Leigh Finke
  • Publisher : Beaming Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781506466682


Queerfully and Wonderfully Made Book Description :

Are you LGBTQ+? Not sure? Whether you're queer or questioning, understanding sexuality and gender identity can be confusing. And if you're a Christian, questions of identity can be even scarier. Is there something wrong with you? Will your friends accept you? When should you tell your family? What about church? Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens has answers to all these questions and more. You'll get insight and support from an amazing group of LGBTQ+ professionals, as well as testimonies from young adult queer Christians who've recently been exactly where you are. You'll walk away with a lot of answers, prepared with tools to help. But most importantly, you'll hear the good news: God loves you exactly as you are. No ...

What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming

What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming


  • Author : Travis Collins
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780830874187


What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming Book Description :

Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions? Travis Collins has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians. In this practical resource, readers will hear from gay friends and dig into Scripture with interpreters on both sides, considering the implications of their convictions for life and ministry. Let's examine how we might welcome everyone into the church while calling for all to be transformed....

Welcoming LGBT Residents

Welcoming LGBT Residents


  • Author : Tim R. Johnston
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781000682151


Welcoming LGBT Residents Book Description :

Welcoming LGBT Residents is the first comprehensive guide to working with LGBT older adults in senior living settings. The LGBT older adult population represents one of the fastest-growing subpopulations within our aging society. Despite the increasing demand for LGBT-affirming services there is an absence of training books for care providers. This dual-purpose text is appropriate for training and as a guide to answer questions that may come up during daily tasks. It is based on the most recent research and includes stories and testimonials from LGBT older adults and providers in the field. Chapters include: LGBT-inclusive intake and conversations; Gender identity and expression; Memory care and LGBT people; Navigating family dynamics; Addressing con...

A Whosoever Church

A Whosoever Church


  • Author : Gary David Comstock
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0664222803


A Whosoever Church Book Description :

This book features interviews with twenty black scholars and religious leaders who speak out--from various theological perspectives--against institutional prejudice toward gay and lesbian people. The interviews are conducted in a conversational format in language that will be accessible and interesting to lay readers....

Out of Exodus

Out of Exodus


  • Author : Darryl W. Stephens
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532630293


Out of Exodus Book Description :

Biblical and progressive. Mainline and charismatic. Faithful and questioning. This book is not what you think it is. The story of the Exodus is told in parallel with testimonies, sermons, and personal reflections from a congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, challenging the reader to a journey of faith. Along the way, it becomes clear that open and affirming ministry transcends LGBTQIA+ inclusion. It is also about race relations, poverty, generational change, divorce, immigration, and any other human-created barrier to loving God and neighbor. Tools for the journey. Finding a new voice amid profound social change is a difficult and vitally important task. Many congregations and entire denominations are in the process of figuring out how to express ...

A Life of Unlearning
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Life of Unlearning


  • Author : Anthony Venn-Brown
  • Publisher : New Holland Pub Pty Limited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 1741105463


A Life of Unlearning Book Description :

We are all living a life of unlearning: unlearning the things we have accepted without question, but which have no truth in our lives. On the surface, Anthony Venn-Brown was a happily married father-of-two and a leader in the Assemblies of God Church-but he was living a lie. Tired of feeling torn and fragmented, he confessed and came out. The results of that confession took him on a lonely journey that made him who he is today. Abandoned by the church, which considered homosexuality an abomination, Anthony lost everything he'd worked for and everyone he cared about. It was the hardest thing he'd ever done-but he had to be honest with himself and discover his true path. This revised edition includes updated insights, feedback from readers and an open ...

Dear Church

Dear Church


  • Author : Lenny Duncan
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506452579


Dear Church Book Description :

Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work--drawing a direct line between the church's lack of diversity and the church's lack of vitality. The problems the ELCA faces are theological, not sociological. But so are the answers. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of Duncan's denomination and the broader mainline Christian community of faith. Dear Church rejects the narrative of church decline and calls everyone--leaders an...