Quick Note: Two Books on Christianity, Homosexuality, and GLBT


I want to make sure you know about God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines, a short, inexpensive ebook that’s well worth reading.

I’m still working my way through Andrew Marin’s Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community. I’ve reached about the halfway point. I’m finding it to be immensely helpful. Marin is a model for Bible-believing Christians in how to understand the GLBT experience with love and compassion.

Do I agree with everything he says? I’m not going there at this point, and I might not ever get there. It’s not the main question I’d suggest anyone ask themselves while reading this particular book. I recommend you ask what you can learn, not what you can critique.

It’s a book about understanding the GLBT experience, so as to be able to connect with GLBT people as fellow humans made in the image of God. So far I’d say this is probably the best thing by far that anyone’s written on that, for Christians.

I’ll have more to say on it after I’ve finished it, and after I’ve had time to process how this learning might affect what I do here on the blog.

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