LGBTQ Resources for Ministry, Discipleship, and Biblical Hermeneutics

A few recent resources for LGBTQ ministry, discipleship, and biblical hermeneutics from the Discipleship Initiative:

•Ron Sider’s brief article, Tragedy, Tradition, and Opportunity in the Homosexuality Debate

Addresses the need for a better approach to the traditional biblical ethic on sexuality.

Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill

This is a short book by a gay and celibate Christian who is a New Testament Scholar at Trinity School for Ministry in Pittsburg. Wesley weaves theology, his own story, and others’ stories in his book.

•Richard Hays’ The Moral Vision of the New Testament

Particularly Hays’ section on homosexuality (pages 379-407). Hays provides a thorough biblical position in a reasonably sized chapter. The book as a whole provides a more thorough hermeneutical foundation.

Spiritual Friendship blog, particularly this post on biblical hermeneutics with respect to Christian sexual ethics.

The entire blog is a treasure-trove of resources and stories, mostly related to the journey of discipleship for gay or same-sex attracted celibate Christians and their friends.

•Christopher Yuan’s Christianity Today article, Why ‘God and the Gay Christian’ Is Wrong About the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships 

A response to Matthew Vines’ recent book and why his arguments don’t particularly square with Scripture.

Also see the Sexuality Tool Kit.