7 episodes

Why do people think the Bible says being gay is wrong? What does the Bible actually say about marriage and gender roles and identities? What are some of the different ways we can understand our faith as LGBT Christians who love Jesus, have a deep respect for Scripture, and don't want to lie about who we are? This is the podcast version of a 6-week intro series we run in our Facebook group for LGBT Christians (mostly from a UK evangelical background).

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Why do people think the Bible says being gay is wrong? What does the Bible actually say about marriage and gender roles and identities? What are some of the different ways we can understand our faith as LGBT Christians who love Jesus, have a deep respect for Scripture, and don't want to lie about who we are? This is the podcast version of a 6-week intro series we run in our Facebook group for LGBT Christians (mostly from a UK evangelical background).

    6 Inclusion at the heart of Scripture

    6 Inclusion at the heart of Scripture

    The "are they, aren't they?" arguments. 

    Why the Bible's views on lots of people seem to change over time. 

    And what happened when Peter told the other apostles they weren't going to follow the Bible any more. 

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    • 50 min
    5 Gender roles and identity

    5 Gender roles and identity

    Does Genesis say anything about gender roles?

    How does God treat people in the Bible who don't conform to gender stereotypes?

    What stories in the Bible are particularly resonant for trans and non-binary people?

    Click here for further reading and here for a rough transcript.

    • 46 min
    4 The Creation Order

    4 The Creation Order

    "But God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve!"

    "LGBT people go against the order God instituted in creation."

    Or do they? We look at the creation archetypes of Genesis 1 and 2, what they (and the rest of Scripture) say and don't say about the sort of relationships God blesses and works in, and what makes a healthy relationship. 

    • 44 min
    3 The Clobber Verses: New Testament edition

    3 The Clobber Verses: New Testament edition

    How did the word homosexual get into 1 Corinthians 6:9 when that isn't what the Greek says? 

    And is Romans 1 talking about gay relationships or something completely different? 

    Content warning on this one for explicit language - blame Ancient Rome but maybe don't listen at work or in front of the kids.

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    • 48 min
    2 The Clobber Verses: Hebrew Scriptures edition

    2 The Clobber Verses: Hebrew Scriptures edition

    What was the sin of Sodom?

    What does Leviticus have to say to Gentile Christians in the 21st century?

    And what do any of these verses have to do with LGBT people?

    Click here for further reading and here for a rough transcript.

    • 37 min
    1. Stories (and definitions)

    1. Stories (and definitions)

    Why our stories matter, even if they don't match the expected narrative.

    And some definitions, exploring why some Christians may mean something different when they say the word "gay" to what you might expect.

    Click here for further reading. Or here for a (rough) transcript.

    • 48 min

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