LGBTQ+ Faith

At En Vivo, we take Queer-inclusion in the Church seriously. We offer the following list of resources for groups and individuals that may yet be wrestling with their Christian faith and fully embracing themselves or others that are a part of the Queer community. May God guide you in the path of love. 

Articles

Yes Christian, Maybe Homosexuality is A ‘Choice by John Pavlovitz (April 19, 2015)

No, Being Gay (or Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) is Not a Sin by John Pavlovitz (July 21, 2017)

Books

In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture by Shannon Kearns

Transforming: The Bible and the Live of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke

The Bible’s YES to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical’s Change of Heart by Mark Achtemeier

Gay the Pray Away: Healing Your Life, Love, and Relationships from the Harms of LGBT Conversion Therapy by Erika Allison

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBTQIA+ Community by Kathy Baldock

Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gay vs. Christians Debate by Justin Lee

Unclobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin

Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church by Bridget Eileen Rivera

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines

Videos

Starts with us: Three Questions to Ponder

Three Queer Pastors Address the Question: What Does it Look Like to Have a Flourishing Church and to Share the Abundant Life?

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard – What You SHOULD Say to An LGBTQ+ Person

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard – What You Should NOT to Say to an LGBTQ+ Person

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted a Culture

Other Resources

Believe Out Loud

Coming Out Covenant (Evangelical Covenant Church)

PFLAG Straight Ally Guide (pflag.org)

Wrestling With God and Men (Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition)