Resources to Explore: Christian Faithfulness & Human Sexuality
The Colossian Forum has spent the last week with a variety of scholars, pastors, teachers, and leaders, engaging hard questions about human sexuality. For many, engagement with these issues is fraught with difficulty, confusion, frustration, and disagreement. As Christians continue to engage with these issues, however, it will be very important to understand and converse with a variety of perspectives and people, so that we can know better how to reach out together to our world with the Gospel. To this end, we have asked the contributors to this gathering to recommend for us some of their personal books, websites, and resources in engaging with faith, science, and culture on these hard questions. As you will see, these resources represent a broad variety of Christian perspectives. We share them with you as an encouragement that the church can enter into this conversation without fear, testifying to the truth that somehow, this too “holds together in Christ.” Ron Belgaucityofgod.netspiritualfriendship.org Alan Chambersalanchambers.org Christopher Damianspiritualfriendship.orguniversityideas.wordpress.comWendy Gritternewdirection.ca Harold Heierespectfulconversation.netEvangelicals on Public Policy IssuesWesley Hillspiritualfriendship.orgWashed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality Justin Leejustinlee.cogaychristian.netTorn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate Tim Ottoorientedtofaith.comOriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships Mark Yarhousesexualidentityinstitute.orgfacebook.com/issi.siteUnderstanding Sexual IdentityHomosexuality and the Christian This guest post was contributed by friend of TCF Christopher Damian, who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 with a B.A. in philosophy. He currently serves as a Terrence J. Murphy Fellow at the University of St. Thomas, where he is pursuing a J.D. and an M.A. in Catholic Studies. He has broad and varied interests, including the history and philosophy of education, Christian philosophy, political theory, sex and sexuality, virtue ethics, professional development, and the new legal economy. He has written for Spiritual Friendship, Ethika Politika, The Intercollegiate Review, The Observer, The Irish Rover, Millennial Journal, and Crisis Magazine. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and writing reviews of coffee shops in the Twin Cities area.