Author : Justin Lee
ISBN : 1455580341
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"A loving and biblically-based response to the controversy that pits the church against the LGBT community and that divides Christians from each other"--Provided by the publisher.
Category: RELIGION

Rescuing Jesus

Author : Deborah Jian Lee
ISBN : 9780807075074
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An inside look at the young, diverse, 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 stayed close to those in the movement, and she has come to realize that evangelical culture and politics are changing, and changing fast. Friends had stopped voting based on wedge issues. Believers of color were changing church demographics and political interests. Women were rising in the ranks despite familiar sermons about female submission. LGBTQ Christians were coming out, staying in the church, and leading ministries. 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 and tells the stories of the young women and men at the forefront of a movement that could change both the face and the substance of religion in the United States. Generational changes and the shifting racial make-up of evangelicals are transforming the movement and pushing it in a more progressive direction. A young and diverse array of people on this leading edge of progressive evangelicalism--LGBTQ and straight; white, black, Asian, Hispanic, and indigenous--are working to wrest political power away from conservatives. Today's 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. From the Hardcover edition.

God And The Gay Christian

Author : Matthew Vines
ISBN : 9781601425171
Genre : Religion
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“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. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Religion

Unchanging Witness

Author : S. Donald Fortson
ISBN : 9781433687907
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Love Warrior

Author : Glennon Doyle Melton
ISBN : 395736096X
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Talking Across The Divide

Author : Justin Lee
ISBN : 9780525504634
Genre : Self-Help
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A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and how to (possibly) change their minds America is more polarized than ever. Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion, gun control, breastfeeding, or even DC vs Marvel, it feels like you can't voice an opinion without ruffling someone's feathers. In today's digital age, it's easier than ever to build walls around yourself. You fill up your Twitter feed with voices that are angry about the same issues and believe as you believe. Before long, you're isolated in your own personalized echo chamber. And if you ever encounter someone outside of your bubble, you don't understand how the arguments that resonate so well with your peers can't get through to anyone else. In a time when every conversation quickly becomes a battlefield, it's up to us to learn how to talk to each other again. In Talking Across the Divide, social justice activist Justin Lee explains how to break through the five key barriers that make people resist differing opinions. With a combination of psychological research, pop-culture references, and anecdotes from Justin's many years of experience mediating contentious conversations, this book will help you understand people on the other side of the argument and give you the tools you need to change their minds--even if they've fallen for "fake news."
Category: Self-Help


Author : Justin Lee
ISBN : 9781444745436
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Gay. The word seemed to hold the weight of eternity within its single syllable. As strange as it may seem, in all the years I had struggled with my sexuality, the idea that I could be 'gay' had simply never crossed my mind. I was a Christian! That was my whole life! And Christians weren't gay.' This could be the most important book you read this year. It's a memoir. An exploration of what is, and what could be. Most of all, it's a clarion call to the church - to rediscover the love that Jesus called us to. Unconditionally. 'So many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people give up on Christianity because they cannot reconcile who they are with what they were brought up to believe that the Bible teaches about sexuality. Here is a wonderfully told story of a brave young homosexual man who has struggled to hold onto his faith while still affirming himself as gay. This is a must-read.' Tony Campolo
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gleich Und Anders

Author : Robert Aldrich
ISBN : 3938017813
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Gleich und anders ist die erste umfassende Geschichte gleichgeschlechtlicher Beziehungen in globaler Perspektive. Zu allen Zeiten und überall auf der Welt hat sich ein Teil der Männer und Frauen nach einer intimen Beziehung zu Menschen des eigenen Geschlechts gesehnt. Das Buch zeigt, welchem Wandel gleichgeschlechtliche Sexualität unterlag: Ob der rituelle Sex der australischen Aborigines, die Liebe des geteilten Pfirsichs in der chinesischen Ming-Dynastie, die Männerbünde des Wilden Westens, die Garçonnes der Zwanziger Jahre oder die Ledermänner auf den Christopher-Street-Days, das Buch versammelt Beiträge aus allen Lebenswelten. Es bietet einen umfassenden Einblick in ein lange verborgenes Kapitel der Geschichte des privaten Lebens. Mit seinem kulturübergreifenden Blick widerlegt Gleich und anders die Vorstellung eines zeitlos gültigen Kanons "normaler" Sexualität. Der Band ist Ergebnis einer internationalen Koproduktion: Zu den Autoren zählen renommierte Wissenschaftler wie Laura Gowing, Dozentin für die Geschichte der frühen Neuzeit am King's College in London und Helmut Puff, Professor für Geschichte an der University of Michigan.

Wir Austins

Author : Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN : 347339114X
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Leotas Garten

Author : Francine Rivers
ISBN : 9783641192785
Genre : Fiction
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Einst war Leotas Garten ein wunderbarer Ort voller Leben und Schönheit. Doch die Zeiten haben sich geändert. Nun ist Leota eine alte Frau, die allein in einem Haus mit verwahrlostem Garten lebt und unter bitteren Erinnerungen und dem fehlenden Kontakt zu ihrer Familie leidet. Doch dann trifft sie auf Corban, der ihr von nun an Woche für Woche einen Besuch abstattet. Zusammen mit Leotas Enkelin Annie beginnt Corban, Leotas Garten wieder neues Leben einzuhauchen. Damit kommt eine dramatische Entwicklung in Gang, die keinen der Beteiligten unverändert lässt.
Category: Fiction