Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 162136593X
Size: 77.26 MB
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

Freedom Realized

Author: Stephen Black
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1683144945
Size: 76.26 MB
Format: PDF
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Freedom Realized is a passionate call to hold the front line of holiness concerning true and lasting freedom in Christ, as well as a practical ministry guide for “ex-gay” ministries, pastoral care ministries that really help people overcome homosexuality

Critical Conversations

Author: Tom Gilson
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825443962
Size: 50.43 MB
Format: PDF
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Christian parents need to be prepared to answer the myriad challenges teens might hear in today’s increasingly pro homosexual culture. “Why shouldn’t gays get married?” “Who says gay sex is wrong?” “Does the Bible actually say there’s anything wrong with homosexuality?” “Don’t you care that kids are being bullied just for being themselves?” To start the discussion, Gilson provides a brief history of the issues beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s. He explains how and why cultural attitudes have reversed on this subject in such a short timespan, leaving Christians scrambling for answers. This is perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue Christians face in today’s culture. Most churches are poorly equipped to handle it; parents are even less prepared. The good news is that parents need not have pat answers ready before they dive into conversations with their teens and preteens on this difficult topic. Learning together—parents struggling through these issues alongside their kids and leading them to biblical answers— has relational benefits. Answers are important, though, so manageable, nontechnical answers to common questions surrounding this issue are provided, as well as a guide to further resources.

Speaking Of Homosexuality

Author: Joe Dallas
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493405462
Size: 55.85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Former Gay Activist Paves the Way to Peaceful Conversation Homosexuality and gay marriage stand among perhaps the greatest defining cultural battles of our age. There's no escaping the inevitable conversations--so how does a Christian respond with love and biblical truth without adding fuel to the fire? Drawing on nearly thirty years of counseling people struggling with homosexuality, former gay activist Joe Dallas takes readers through virtually every argument they are likely to hear in favor of normalizing homosexuality. He helps readers understand the views of LGBT people they may know and respond with clarity, confidence, and compassion. He shows the most effective ways to engage the subject on social media and in everyday encounters with guidelines for talking points, dialogue, approach, and tone, and even provides sample dialogue. Anyone who has been searching for ways to have productive, loving conversations surrounding this critical topic will find this incredible resource a must-have. "At one time or another every twenty-first-century Christian is likely to be confronted about his or her views on homosexuality. But how can we approach this challenging issue in a way that faithfully reflects Jesus's heart and mind? Joe Dallas answers that question in this clear and compelling guide for engaging others with both gentleness and biblical truth."--Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family "I've often said no one understands the subject of same-sex sexuality better than my friend Joe Dallas. This book, his best yet, only confirms my conviction. I'm not speaking merely of Joe's formidable knowledge of truth, but also the wisdom of its application through crystal-clear and concise communication. In the wake of the June 2015 US Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage, Speaking of Homosexuality will equip you to engage a topic that is foundational to human civilization."--Hank Hanegraaff, president, the Christian Research Institute; host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast "Speaking of Homosexuality is one of the most clear and informative books on the subject. Dallas responds to the most common Revisionist arguments with clarity, but also genuine kindness. If you want one book to offer biblical and historical truth about homosexuality, but also how to lovingly put that truth into action, then you won't find a better book."--Sean McDowell, PhD, professor of Christian apologetics, Biola University; author, Same-Sex Marriage and Apologetics for a New Generation "In answer to the urgency of our world's current situation, Joe Dallas has now crafted a resourceful tool filled with biblical truth and insightful strategies. Speaking of Homosexuality is essential for every person in need of answers for themselves, a family member, or a friend struggling with same-sex attraction."--Joni Lamb, cofounder, Daystar Television Network "There is no question that one of the most difficult issues facing the church today is the subject of homosexuality. But God didn't leave us in the dark on the topic of human sexuality. He gave us clear directives for this part of our lives so that we might experience the abundant life He promises. But speaking those guidelines to a confused church and a hardening culture isn't easy. No one does it better than Joe Dallas. Like no other voice I hear, Joe both lives and ministers with that continual balance of truth and love on this most contentious topic. In a day where Christians are growing more silent, we need a book like this to teach us how to winsomely engage while never retreating from God's protective Truth. This is a must-read for the church today!"--Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated talk show host

Stand In Love

Author: Dennis Jernigan
Publisher: Innovo Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781613143070
Size: 15.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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IT IS DIFFICULT FOR CHRISTIANS TO KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO HOMOSEXUALITY IN TODAY'S CULTURE. Some believers argue the truth while others remain silent to avoid off ending. How can we lovingly, yet truthfully, respond? Dennis Jernigan offers advice from a perspective the world says isn't possible, as one who turned from homosexuality to fi nd freedom in Christ. With truth, grace, and wisdom, Dennis tackles such questions as: Does God call homosexual behavior sin? Do homosexuals go to hell? Does orientation equal identity? How do I love without judgement or condemnation? How do I minister to my child who has walked away from the Lord? And many more Part of a Church Resource Kit: Homosexuality, Identity, and the Church, this study guide supplements a video series with additional materials and thought-provoking questions for the individual Christian and the church."

If I Tell You I M Gay Will You Still Love Me

Author: Ann Mobley
Publisher: Cross Books Pub
ISBN: 9781462732470
Size: 75.62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The shocking revelation that her son was gay threw Ann Mobley into a lonely, emotional tailspin and triggered a decision to hide the appalling discovery from family and friends. But as troubling questions continued to swirl in her mind, she launched a desperate search for personal and biblical answers. How did God see her son? Was homosexuality the worst of sins? How could her son be gay? And would his homosexual lifestyle tear them apart? From her own search for answers, Mobley shares the mercy and faithfulness of God in providing answers, guidance, and daily grace for this unexpected journey. She addresses subjects such as learning to love God's way, letting the Bible clarify homosexual issues, development of same-sex attractions, understanding the damaging effects of sexual abuse, relating to partners, and whether it is possible to change one's sexuality. Through If I Tell You I'm Gay, Will You Still Love Me? Mobley hopes to help other families understand loved ones who are homosexual, find answers to their questions, and experience God's love and peace.

Ministering To Gay Teenagers

Author: Shawn Harrison
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470713594
Size: 27.67 MB
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Ministering to Gay Teenagers was originally published in November 2012. This edition is revamped with approximately 80% new material incorporating wisdom the author has since learned, in addition to valuable feedback received from his youth ministry peers. When it comes to ministering to gays and lesbians, far too many churches have chosen silence over service, or a reactive stance over proactive involvement. But congregations must abandon their comfort zone and minister to a group of people who need to experience the love of Jesus in powerful, tangible ways. With truths drawn from his own personal experiences, youth pastor Shawn Harrison seeks to equip youth workers, parents, and churches in ministering to gay teenagers, their families, and the gay community at-large. The church must not compromise truth, he says, but it should not withhold grace either. How gay students first encounter God—personally and communally—and how Christians react to them can determine subsequent steps in their faith journey. Ministering to Gay Teenagers is filled with wisdom and practical advice on how to respond when a student comes out and how to help the teenager’s family through that journey, too. This book will equip leaders and parents with solid answers to the questions families ask. And it will challenge youth workers and churches to consider how to practically serve and minister to a group of people who seek deep authenticity in love, character, truth, and presence.

Is Homosexuality A Sin

Author: Kyra Linn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483628310
Size: 21.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2992
My Purpose For Writing This Book. There have been many books written on this subject. My goal is not to just add to the wealth of information; rather, I want to address the subject from a new perspective, that of someone who has faced the difficult challenge of reconciling her sexual identity with her evangelical faith. I was never satisfied with the stance that I could either embrace my identity as a homosexual or embrace God, but not both. Thus began my quest for Truth, wherever I might be led. Some of you have already decided that the two can never meet. This book is primarily for those of you with at least a glimmer of hope left that the two can truly be integrated. In any case, I hope all of you will read this book thoughtfully and prayerfully. And, whatever the case, I welcome all feedback and/or questions. My email address is [email protected]