Recommended Resources - Theology

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The Bible and Homosexual Practice, Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon, Abington Press, 2002. Dr. Gagnon offers a thorough analysis of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. This book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. Available through



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Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding with Love & Truth to Questions About HomosexualityMichael L. Brown, PhD, FrontLine, 2014. How do we respond to gay people who tell us how much they love the Lord and experience God's power? How do we answer them when they say that the greatest law is the law of love, and that love requires us to embrace them as they are? What do we do with the argument that the Old Testament laws (such as the prohibition against homosexuality and the dietary laws) no longer apply? Available through


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Compassion Without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth, Adam T. Barr, Ron Citlau. Bethany House, 2014. How is Scripture's teaching on homosexuality "good news" to a world that increasingly finds that message intolerable? And how can we love our gay friends without compromising biblical truth? Available through


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Compassion Without Compromise: A Christian Response to HomosexualityDr. Linda Seiler, a one-day seminar video that also includes transgenderism, theology and science. Available through


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Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality, Ron Citlau. Bethany House, 2017. Writing from the perspective of someone who once struggled with same-sex attraction, Citlau helps you think biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy, sexual healing, and more.  Available through



Speaking of Homosexuality: Discussing the Issues with Kindness and Clarity, Joe Dallas. Baker Books, 2016. He helps readers understand the views of LGBT people they may know and respond with clarity, confidence, and compassion. He shows the most effective ways to engage the subject on social media and in everyday encounters with guidelines for talking points, dialogue, approach, and tone. Available through


trans-formation resizedTrans-Formation: A Former Transgender Responds to LGBTQ, Linda A. Seiler, PhD, 2023. Drawing from her academic research and her own eleven-year journey out of transgender desires and same-sex attractions, Dr. Linda Seiler answers questions such as:

· What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and gender identity?
· Are people born gay or trans?
· Why are teenagers adopting LGBTQ identities at alarming rates?
· What about “celibate gay Christians”?
· Does transformation mean all temptation disappears?
· How do we navigate conversations with LGBTQ-identified loved ones?
· Should a Christian attend a gay wedding?
· What about preferred pronouns?

Whether you are a Christian leader, concerned parent, or conflicted adult, Trans-Formation will equip you with a theological, scientific, and restorative response to LGBTQ. Available through