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  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Publisher : Jericho Books
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (143 Download)

Read and Download Justin Lee book Torn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTorn. This book was released on 2013-05-14 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.

Download Rescuing Jesus PDF
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (7 Download)

Read and Download Deborah Jian Lee book Rescuing Jesus in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRescuing Jesus. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: An inside look at the young, diverse, and progressive Christians who are transforming the evangelical movement Deborah Jian Lee left the evangelical world because she was frustrated by its conservative politics. But over the years, she noticed how evangelical culture and politics were changing—and moving in a more progressive direction. What Lee came to find is that most of what we think we know about evangelicals is wrong, or is well on its way to becoming dated. In Rescuing Jesus, she ventures into the world of progressive evangelicalism, telling the stories of those at the forefront of a movement that could change the face and the substance of religion in the United States. These men and women are a young and diverse array of people—LGBTQ and straight; white, black, Asian, Hispanic, and indigenous—who are working to wrest political power away from conservatives. These young evangelicals are more likely than their elders to accept same-sex marriage, more inclined to think of “pro-life” issues as being about supporting society’s disenfranchised, and more accepting of equality between men and women. With empathy, journalistic rigor, and powerful storytelling, Lee unpacks the diverse and complex strands of this movement—and what it means for the rest of us. Given the clout that evangelicals still hold in national politics, Lee argues, this movement is important not only for the future of evangelicalism but also for the future of our country.

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Read and Download Sylvia C. Keesmaat book Romans Disarmed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRomans Disarmed. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 416 pages. Book excerpt: Globalization. Homelessness. Ecological and economic crisis. Conflicts over sexuality. Violence. These crisis-level issues may seem unique to our times, but Paul's Letter to the Romans has something to say to all of them. Following their successful Colossians Remixed, Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh unpack the meaning of Romans for its original context and for today. The authors demonstrate how Romans disarms the political, economic, and cultural power of the Roman Empire and how this ancient letter offers hope in today's crisis-laden world. Romans Disarmed helps readers enter the world of ancient Rome and see how Paul's most radical letter transforms the lives of the marginalized then and now. Intentionally avoiding abstract debates about Paul's theology, Keesmaat and Walsh move back and forth between the present and the past as they explore themes of home, economic justice, creation care, the violence of the state, sexuality, and Indigenous reconciliation. They show how Romans engages with the lived reality of those who suffer from injustice, both in the first century and in the midst of our own imperial realities.

Download Saving Words PDF
  • Release Date : 2021-12-16
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.7/5 (252 Download)

Read and Download Joseph S. Pagano book Saving Words in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSaving Words. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 214 pages. Book excerpt: What words from our Christian vocabulary would you miss if you could no longer use them? If you pronounced them and no one understood? If you spoke and people gave them a meaning at odds with your conviction? What words do you fear are falling into misuse? If you could save some word or phrase from disuse or misuse what would it be? Saving Words is a collection of personal, provocative essays by lay people, clergy, poets, theologians, musicians, and scholars on words they want to preserve and proclaim, urgent and important reflections on the language we need for the facing of these days. Open this volume and find saving words that matter.

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Read and Download Abbie E. Goldberg book The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 1480 pages. Book excerpt: This far-reaching and contemporary new Encyclopedia examines and explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives. The work focuses on LGBTQ issues and identity primarily through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic, and addresses questions such as: · What are the key theories used to understand variations in sexual orientation and gender identity? · How do Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) affect LGBTQ youth? · How do LGBTQ people experience the transition to parenthood? · How does sexual orientation intersect with other key social locations, such as race, to shape experience and identity? · What are the effects of marriage equality on sexual minority individuals and couples? Top researchers and clinicians contribute to the 400 signed entries, from fields such as: · Psychology · Human Development · Gender/Queer Studies · Sexuality Studies · Social Work · Sociology The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is an essential resource for researchers interested in an interdisciplinary perspective on LGBTQ lives and issues.

Download God and the Gay Christian PDF
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (14 Download)

Read and Download Matthew Vines book God and the Gay Christian in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGod and the Gay Christian. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: “God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author’s clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation’s most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed.” — Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines asked questions such as: • Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? • How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? • What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships? • Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen? • What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations? Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, God and the Gay Christian is likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul search­ing, even widespread cultural change. Not only is it a compelling interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man navigating relationships with his family, his hometown church, and the Christian church at large as he expresses what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.

Download A Flexible Faith PDF
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (789 Download)

Read and Download Bonnie Kristian book A Flexible Faith in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Flexible Faith. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: BONNIE KRISTIAN shows that a vibrant diversity within Christian orthodoxy-which is simply to say a range of different ways to faithfully follow Jesus-is a strength of our faith, not a weakness. It is all too easy to fail to grasp the diversity of the Christian faith-especially for those who have grown up in one branch of the church and never explored another. We fail to realize how many ways there are to follow Jesus, convinced that our own tradition is the one Christian alternative to nonbelief. A FLEXIBLE FAITH is written for the convinced and confused believer alike. It is a readable exploration of the lively theological diversity that stretches back through church history and across the spectrum of Christianity today. It is an easy introduction to how Christians have historically answered key questions about what it means to follow Jesus. Chapters will include 17 big theological questions and answers; profiles of relevant figures in church history; discussion questions; single-page Q&As-profiles of more unusual types of Christians (e.g., a Catholic nun or a member of an Amish community); and a guide to major Christian denominations today. As Bonnie shares her wrestlings with core issues-such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it actually is-she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions. Following Jesus is big and it is something that individual believers, movements, and denominations have expressed in uncountably different ways over the centuries. In the process of helping us sort things out, Bonnie shows us how to be comfortable with diversity in the Body. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we will discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.

Download Evangelical Review of Theology, Volume 45, Number 1, February 2021 PDF
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.7/5 (252 Download)

Read and Download Thomas Schirrmacher book Evangelical Review of Theology, Volume 45, Number 1, February 2021 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEvangelical Review of Theology, Volume 45, Number 1, February 2021. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 96 pages. Book excerpt: ERT publishes quality articles and book reviews from around the world (both original and reprinted) from an evangelical perspective, reflecting global evangelical scholarship for the purpose of discerning the obedience of faith, and of relevance and importance to its international readership of theologians, educators, church leaders, missionaries, administrators and students. The journal is published as a ministry rather than as a commercial project, seeking to be of service to the worldwide spread of the gospel and the building up of the church and its leadership, in co-ordination with the World Evangelical Alliance’s broader mission and activities.

Download Liberated to Engage PDF
  • Release Date : 2021-12-29
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (642 Download)

Read and Download Felipe Sostre book Liberated to Engage in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLiberated to Engage. This book was released on 2021-12-29 with total page 118 pages. Book excerpt: Churches discriminate. LGBTQ+ people have been among the most notable groups to have suffered the trauma of being rejected and ostracised by religious institutions who claim to espouse God’s love. Most Christians, gay and straight, find themselmes in the crosshaires of what has become a toxic debate over how to affirm the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Felipe Sostre brings a unique biblical perspective that frees Christians from the burden of having to choose whether to condemn or condone LGBTQ+ lives. Liberate and Engage presents a paradigm for inclusivity that is inspired by the words, heart, and example of Jesus Christ.

Download Can You Be Gay and Christian? PDF
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (213 Download)

Read and Download Michael L. Brown book Can You Be Gay and Christian? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCan You Be Gay and Christian?. This book was released on 2014 with total page 286 pages. Book excerpt: Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

Download Sex and Gender PDF
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (261 Download)

Read and Download Mary Jo Iozzio book Sex and Gender in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSex and Gender. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 266 pages. Book excerpt: Sex and Gender: Christian Ethical Reflections contains some of the subject’s most important analyses in recent decades. The collection covers a wide range of topics: same-sex marriage, sexual minorities and biblical interpretation, sex and power, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS and prevention strategy, the military and masculinities, mobile porn and sexting, human trafficking, moral discernment, and more. Contributors represent various theological traditions and draw on scriptural texts as well as such disciplines as philosophy, sociology, psychology, and the life sciences. Each essay is followed by a set of discussion questions—for the classroom or for students to use as an assignment outline—and suggestions for further reading and research. Teachers and students of Christian ethics will appreciate this multidisciplinary approach to one of the most divisive and controversial issues in contemporary culture.

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  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (15 Download)

Read and Download David Bennett book A War of Loves in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA War of Loves. This book was released on 2018-11-13 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: At 14, David Bennett came out to his parents. At 19, he encountered Jesus Christ. At that moment, his life changed forever. As a young gay man, David Bennett saw Christianity as an enemy to freedom for LGBTQI people, and his early experiences with prejudice and homophobia led him to become a gay activist. But when Jesus came into his life in a highly unexpected way, he was led down a path he never would have predicted or imagined. In A War of Loves, David recounts his dramatic story, from his early years exploring new age religions and French existentialism to his university experiences as an activist. Following supernatural encounters with God, he embarked on a journey not only of seeking to reconcile his faith and sexuality but also of discovering the higher call of Jesus Christ. A War of Loves investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality and demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God for all people. David describes the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus Christ and how love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning for him.

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Read and Download John Anthony Dunne book One God, One People, One Future in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOne God, One People, One Future. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 608 pages. Book excerpt: N. T. Wright is widely regarded as the most exciting and influential biblical scholar in the world today. These essays throw a spotlight on his contribution to New Testament theology and interpretation over the past four decades. The structure is three-fold, corresponding to the three areas of classic Jewish theology that Wright views as starting points for discerning the shape of New Testament theology: monotheism, election and eschatology. The result is a book that facilitates a deep appreciation of key areas of current scholarly debate, and of Wright’s distinctive contribution to our understanding of the issues. The contributors are world class scholars, including Richard Hays (Duke), Richard Bauckham (St Andrews, Emeritus), James Dunn (Durham, Emeritus), Michael Gorman (St Mary’s Seminary & University), David Horrell (Exeter), Edith Humphrey (Pittsburgh), Bruce Longenecker (Baylor), Oliver O’Donovan (Oxford, Emeritus), Ben Witherington (Asbury), and others.

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Read and Download David W. Opderbeck book Law and Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLaw and Theology. This book was released on 2019-11-05 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: Law and Theology offers the definitive account of the relationship between law and theology in the Christian tradition. Drawing on diverse biblical texts and classic authors from the early church to contemporary voices from the modern period, David W. Opderbeck examines key legal questions and controversial case studies from an interdisciplinary perspective, breaking new ground for legal scholars and theologians alike. As a law professor, practicing attorney, and theologian, Opderbeck writes as an insider from both disciplines. This unique look brings fresh insight for both fields in a context where questions of theology and law are especially relevant--and increasingly urgent. Going beyond the culture wars, Opderbeck brings these real-world cases to life, examining the ins and outs of the most important legal questions facing American civic and religious life. Scholars and students of law and theology will find this book to be required reading in and outside the legal and theological classrooms.

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Read and Download Sean McDowell book Same-Sex Marriage (Thoughtful Response) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSame-Sex Marriage (Thoughtful Response). This book was released on 2014-07-28 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Same-sex marriage is here, presenting unique challenges and opportunities. How do those who follow Christ faithfully answer the standard talking points for same-sex marriage? And how can they best articulate the case for one-man, one-woman marriage in everyday conversation? Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet believe a thoughtful approach to God's design for marriage is the answer to both questions. The key is not a contentious attitude towards those who believe in same-sex marriage, but a winsome perspective that is faithful to Christ, committed to truth, and shaped by a love for God and others. Christians need to know that because Christ has risen, there is no such thing as "all hope is lost." They are still called to engage culture even if they are viewed as wrong, illegal and intolerant.

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  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (336 Download)

Read and Download S. Donald Fortson book Unchanging Witness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnchanging Witness. This book was released on 2016-02-01 with total page 448 pages. Book excerpt: The church is going through a time of severe fracture over the issue of homosexuality. This book addresses the arguments from the gay Christian movement and revisionist theologians and exegetes on a single point: Can they withstand the evidence of the primary sources? In Unchanging Witness, Donald Fortson and Rollin Grams articulate the consistent orthodox view on homosexuality by presenting primary sources throughout Christian history and by interpreting the biblical texts in their cultural contexts. The first part of the book examines church history from the patristic period to the present day, and the second part engages biblical texts in light of Ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, Greek, and Roman primary sources. Throughout, the authors survey the conflicting and changing arguments of revisionist readings and contend that, in light of the overwhelming evidence of the relevant texts, the real issue is not one of interpretation but of biblical authority and Christian orthodoxy.

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  • Release Date : 2017-05-31
  • Publisher : Read the Spirit Books
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  • Rating : 4.9/5 (42 Download)

Read and Download David P. Gushee book Changing Our Mind in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChanging Our Mind. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: “Every generation has its hot-button issue,” writes David P. Gushee, “For us, it’s the LGBT issue.” In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church. With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena. He is the author of the “Evangelical Declaration Against Torture” and drafted the “Evangelical Climate Initiative. “For decades now, David Gushee has earned the reputation as America's leading evangelical ethicist. In this book, he admits that he has been wrong on the LGBT issue.” writes Brian D. McLaren, author and theologian. In the definitive third edition of this book, David Gushee issues a scholarly response to his critics. Brian D. McLaren says it best: “Not only is David Gushee's work deep, thoughtful and brilliant; and not only is David philosophically and theologically careful and astute; he is also refreshingly clear and understandable by ‘common people’ who know neither philosophical nor theological mumbo jumbo.”