Changing Our Minds

Professor David Gushee speaks about his journey as a Christian towards full LGBT acceptance. Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University.

Non-affirming beliefs about same-sex relationships and transgender identity contribute to serious harm in LGBTQ people’s lives. From the inclusion of Gentiles in the church to the abolition of slavery, the church has a long history of revisiting the biblical text in light of compelling evidence that prevailing interpretations do not align with Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 7 that good trees bear good fruit.

If you’re a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer reader, I hope you already know you don’t need my affirmation to live whole and joyful lives, just as God made you. You are beloved children of God, and there is nothing I or any other Christian writer or church leader can say to alter that.

A huge star on the American evangelical Christian scene, Vicky Beeching found the stress of being gay in a very conservative community almost intolerable and became seriously ill.

Part 3 of "The Birds, The Bees + The Bible" Sermon Series The birds and the bees. The facts of life. Love versus lust. Sex is one of those subjects we often neglect in church, but what does the Bible say about it? What's the purpose of sex? What are the risks? And what does the scripture say about homosexuality? Let's get intimate with the topics of love, lust, and sexuality.