In preparation for Sunday’s message, here are some of the resources I found helpful:
“Updated and revised edition 2015 It’s the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view to the culture’s. So is God homophobic? And how do we relate to both Christians and non-Christians who experience same-sex attraction? In this short, simple book, Sam Allberry wants to help confused Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures. Drawing on his own experience, he offers a positive and liberating way forward through the debate. This revised and updated version includes answers to some new questions, including: – Should Christians attend gay weddings? – Isn’t the Christian view of sexuality dangerous and harmful? – Is it sinful to experience same-sex attraction?” – Amazon.ca description
“Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality. Throughout the book, the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue, carefully separating the concept of “same sex attraction” from a “gay identity.” In a clear and compassionate style, he explains the research regarding what causes same-sex attraction and whether or not it can be overcome. He also discusses what Christians can do when someone they know opens up to them about their homosexual attractions.” – Amazon.ca description
There are a few chapters with Mark’s advice on how to walk with your teen or adult child or spouse that shares with you about same sex attraction.
Westside Church Roundtable Podcast: Pastor Norm Funk interviews Sam Allberry
Download MP3: http://www.westsidechurchnorthshore.com/downloads/sb_westsidenorth_v2/Roundtable21.mp3
The Gospel and Sex: Article by Tim Killer
Download the PDF: http://www.christ2rculture.com/resources/Ministry-Blog/The-Gospel-and-Sex-by-Tim-Keller.pdf