This series is created for Christian small groups and includes 10 conversations that every thoughtful Christian should have about faith, sexuality, and gender.
Grace Truth Digital now includes everything you need to get the most out of these conversations! Each session contains a video, discussion questions, and bonus content. We've also thrown in the full text of Grace/Truth 1.0 and 2.0. You can still purchase the print versions here, but we've included each chapter as a downloadable PDF!
Watch - Grace/Truth TrailerFREE PREVIEW
Small Group Leader Guide
Watch - Dear Church I'm Gay (20:38)FREE PREVIEW
Conversation 1: Full Text
Conversation 1: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 3: Is Same-Sex Attraction a Sin?
Bonus. Grace/Truth Podcast 1: Why Language Matters in the LGBT+ Conversation
Watch - The Jesus Way (8:36)FREE PREVIEW
Conversation: Full Text
Conversation 2: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 2: Why Didn't Jesus Mention Homosexuality?
Bonus. Grace/Truth Podcast 2: The Posture of Jesus
Watch - What Is Marriage (6:08)
Conversation 3: Full Text
Conversation 3: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 1: Should Christians Attend a Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony?
Bonus. Grace/Truth Podcast 3: Sex Difference in Marriage
Watch - What Does The Bible Say About Same-Sex Relations (7:20)
Conversation 4: Full Text
Conversation 4: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 4: Was Homosexuality the Sin of Sodom?
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 7: Did Adult Consensual Same-Sex Relationships Exist in Bible Times?
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 5: 15 Reasons for Affirming Same-Sex Relations -- And 15 Responses
Watch - Six Relational Dos and Don'ts (16:23)
Conversation 5: Full Text
Conversation 5: Discussion Questions
Bonus: Grace Truth Podcast 4: Gospel First, Sexuality Later
Watch - Us vs. Us (10:02)
Conversation 6: Full Text
Conversation 6: Discussion Questions
Watch - Shouldn't Christians Just Love Everyone & Other Questions (9:12)
Conversation 7: Full Text
Conversation 7: Discussion Questions
Watch - Sex, Gender, and the Bible (9:56)
Conversation 8: Full Text
Conversation 8: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 12: A Biblical Conversation About Transgender Identities
Watch - A Grace/Truth Response to the Gender Conversation (9:06)
Conversation 9: Full Text
Conversation 9: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 11: What Pronouns Should Christians Use For Transgender People?
Watch - LGBT+ Inclusion in the Church (9:49)
Conversation 10: Full Text
Conversation 10: Discussion Questions
Bonus. Pastoral Paper 9: Guidance for Churches on Membership, Baptism, Communion, Leadership, And Service for Gay and Lesbian People
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1. According to God’s design and intent, sex difference (male and female) is an intrinsic part of what marriage is. While same-sex marriage is legal in some countries, it does not represent a historical, Christian view of marriage. 2. All sex outside of marriage is sin. 3. The Fall has corrupted God’s original intent for human sexuality in all persons; therefore, all people—straight or non-straight—experience corruption in their sexuality. 4. Simply experiencing attraction to the same sex (or being gay) is not in itself a morally culpable sin. 5. Biological sex is an essential part of human identity. 6. All forms of abuse, slander, dehumanization, or oppression toward fellow humans are an affront against God’s sacred image, which has been stamped upon all people.
The Center equips leaders with theologically sound and accessible resources through our conferences, pastoral and academic papers, private theological and pastoral consultation, blogs, videos, podcasts, and webinars.
You’ll learn practical ways to love LGBTQ people, what the Bible says about marriage and same-sex relations, how to respond to affirming arguments and how to humanize the discussion, relevant Q&As on sexuality and gender, and the latest scientific research on sexuality and gender.
This content is intended for Christians who desire to uphold the Word of God while loving people better. We've found our content is most helpful to those in ministry, small group leaders, parents of LBGTQ kids, LGBTQ Christians, and Christians who desire to better understand our cultural moment.
All you need is internet access and a web browser! Everything else is included in the course. Each lesson includes a video, discussion questions, and bonus content (white papers and podcasts). We've also included the full text of Grace Truth 1.0 and 2.0 as downloadable PDF's. If you're the type of person that likes a physical book, the Grace/Truth 1.0 and 2.0 books are available for purchase at Store.CenterforFaith.com
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We believe that faithful Christians who experience attraction to the same sex or gender dysphoria can reach different conclusions about which language is most helpful to describe their experience. To understand two different faithful approaches to this question, read our blog dialogue "Gay vs. "Same Sex Attraction" (centerforfaith.com). For additional discussion of concerns about the phrase "gay Christian" (and responses to those concerns), watch "What Does 'Gay Christian' Actually Mean?" We will also be hosting a webinar about these topics on April 25, 2022, called "Should Christians Identify as Gay?"