Gay Girl, Good God

Author: Jackie Hill Perry

Publisher: B&H Books

ISBN: 9781462751228

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 510


“I used to be a lesbian.” In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

Gay Girl, Good God

Author: Jackie Hill Perry

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1462751237

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3599


“I used to be a lesbian.” In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

Same-Sex Attractions: Now What?

Author: Gary Michaels

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664253130

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 3788


If you’re a young Christian dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction, you need guidance from someone who has been in the same predicament. Gary Michaels, a former missionary and founder of Be Equipped Ministry, shares his own struggles with same-sex attraction in this guide for anyone trying to navigate a road paved with sexual brokenness. Full of practical advice and resouces, the guide answers questions such as: Can admitting sin lead to freedom and recovery? Do your attractions and feelings define who you are? Why doesn’t God answer your prayers to stop unwanted attraction? Does God really care about your sexuality? Whether you’ve acted upon your attraction to someone of the same sex or have only thought about it, this book offers hope. The God of the universe loves you and longs to meet with you right where you are. He desires to walk beside you even in the middle of your brokenness. This book is rooted in Scripture and will bolster your understanding of your identity in Christ, help you find biblical truth, and give you practical guidance in dealing with unwanted attractions.

Networking the Black Church

Author: Erika D. Gault

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479805866

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Provides a timely portrait of young Black Christians and how digital technology is transforming the Black Church They stand at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement, push the boundaries of the Black Church through online expression of Christian hip hop, and redefine what it means to be young, Black, and Christian in America. Young Black adults represent the future of African American religiosity, yet little is known regarding their religious lives beyond the Black Church. Networking the Black Church explores how deeply embedded digital technology is in the lives of young Black Christians, offering a first-of-its-kind digital-hip hop ethnography. Erika D. Gault argues that a new religious ethos has emerged among young adult Blacks in America. To understand Black Christianity today it is not enough to look at the traditional Black Church. The Black Church is itself being changed by what she calls digital Black Christians. The volume examines the ways in which Christian hip hop artists who have adopted Black-preaching-inspired spoken word performances create alternate kinds of Christian communities both inside and outside the walls of traditional Black churches. Framed around interviews with prominent Black Christian hip hop artists, it explores the multiple ways that digital Black Christians construct religious identity and meaning through video-sharing and social media. In the process, these digital Black Christians are changing Black churches as institutions, transforming modes of religious activism, inventing new communication practices around evangelism and Christian identity, and streamlining the accessibility of Black Church cultural practices in popular culture. Erika D. Gault provides a fascinating portrait of young Black faith, illuminating how the relationship between religion and digital media is changing the lived experiences of a new generation of Black Christians.

Talking Back to Purity Culture

Author: Rachel Joy Welcher

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830848177

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 1689


The generation born into evangelical purity culture has grown up, but many still struggle with its complicated legacy. Examining purity culture's teachings through the lens of Scripture, Rachel Joy Welcher charts a path forward in the ongoing debates about sexuality—one that rejects legalism and license alike, steering us back instead to the good news of Jesus.

"The Emperor Has No Clothes!"

Author: Jeanne Gossett Halsey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359610072

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart

Author: Kristen Clark,Bethany Beal

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493417584

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2751


For the modern Christian woman living in today's sexually charged society, embracing God's design for sex and purity can often feel like an impossible pursuit. As the culture seeks to normalize things such as pornography, erotica, and casual sex, both single and married women of all ages feel immense pressure to conform. With alluring temptations constantly inviting them to join in, they might even begin to question whether God's design is truly good. They wrestle with questions like - What is the purpose of my sexuality? - What does it mean to pursue purity? - Are my sexual longings good or bad? In this encouraging book, Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal share honestly about their own struggles and victories, and invite women on a personal journey to discover and reclaim a biblical vision for their sexuality. Kristen and Bethany help women understand why God's design for sexuality is good, relevant, and leads to true hope and lasting freedom.

Marriage, Scripture, and the Church

Author: Darrin W. Snyder Belousek

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493429124

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 7615


This book takes a distinctive approach to the same-sex-union debate by framing the issue as a matter of marriage. Darrin Snyder Belousek demonstrates that the interpretation of Scripture affects whether the church should revise its doctrine of marriage for the sake of sanctioning same-sex union. Engaging charitably yet critically with opposing viewpoints, he delves deeply into what marriage is, what it is for, and what it means as presented in the biblical narrative and the theological tradition, articulating a biblical-traditional theology of marriage for the contemporary church. Afterword by Wesley Hill.

Mama Bear Apologetics® Guide to Sexuality

Author: Hillary Morgan Ferrer

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736983813

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8734


Raise Them to Value God’s Design Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. As a parent, it’s up to you to help your children understand God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world. In the footsteps of the bestselling Mama Bear Apologetics comes this invaluable guide to training your kids to know and respect God’s design in a world that has rejected it. This book will equip you to… understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality under the guise of Christian-sounding words like love, identity, tolerance, and justice teach your kids to treat those who hold different beliefs with gentle, Christlike compassion without compromising biblical values As society continues to blur the lines of what is good, true, and acceptable, God’s standards remain clear and unchanging. This book will give you the wisdom to confidently raise your children to understand sex and gender through a biblical lens.

End of Story?

Author: Andrew Perriman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532670176

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 930


This book is an exercise in a thoroughgoing narrative theology. The social and legal validation of same-sex relationships in the West over the last two decades has presented an immense challenge to the church insofar as it seeks to remain faithful to Scripture. But it is not an isolated ethical problem. It is just one element—albeit a very important one—in the much broader, long-term overhaul and reorientation of Western culture after the collapse of the Christian consensus. The forces of history that are driving this transformation, however, have also alerted us to the historical perspectives that constrained biblical thought. Andrew Perriman suggests that Paul’s argument about same-sex behavior, perhaps more clearly than any other issue, highlights the narrative shape of the mission of the early church in the Greek world. By the same token, we must ask how that storyline has been refracted across the boundary of modernity, and how it now shapes the mission of the church as it adapts to its marginalized position in an aggressively secular world.