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Church + Gracious Spirit of God = Hope

By Al Tizon

When I look at the church, what gives me hope?

When I look at the church, I see a people striving in the Spirit to love God and neighbor in faithful effective ways.

Webinar: Gender Exploration, Identity, and Expression in the Body of Christ

With Andrew Gilbert, Charlie, D. Eng, John Backman, leea allen, and Lesli Hudson-Reynolds

Gender fluid. Gender expansive. Gender nonbinary. Gender questioning. Many terms and concepts have emerged in recent years as people come to grips with how they experience their gender internally and how they relate to their own bodies, as well as how they want to express their gender outwardly and interact with others socially.

Webinar: Parenting Queer Kids

Speakers: Jonathan, Pei, Bill, and Tonya
A conversation with Christian parents about the joys & challenges of raising and relating to their LGBTQ children

Q&A: Intersex and Transgender Experiences

By Lianne Simon and Allison

Q: “When in relationship with a person who desires to see Scriptural proof to ‘accept’ intersex people, how do you handle this, and do you have references for them?”

A: I have been told that intersex is a result of the Fall.

A Christian Response to Intersex

By Lianne Simon
Jennifer Anne Cox wrote this book as an evangelical response to intersex. Her message to evangelical Christians is this: the Gospel is as much for someone with an intersex condition as it is for you. Stop abusing these people.

Learning to Love Better

By Dr. Ron Sider

In 2017, I was a participant in a two-day Oriented to Love (OTL) dialogue. These dialogues bring together 12 committed Christians who represent a wide range of views on LGBTQ issues in the church.

I’m Going With Crazy

By Tim Timmerman
Five radical ways the church can provide real community for the sexual and gender minorities in their midst.