25 episodes

Many Christians love their LGBT friends and want to engage well with issues of sexuality and identity, but aren’t sure how to do it. Join the Living Out team and guests as they tackle some of the most frequently asked questions and seek to navigate the choppy cultural waters with compassion and clarity. If you’re interested in a Christian perspective on homosexuality and want to hear real stories from same-sex attracted Christians, this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Anne Witton and Ed Shaw. Produced by Anne Witton.

Living Out Podcast Living Out

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings

Many Christians love their LGBT friends and want to engage well with issues of sexuality and identity, but aren’t sure how to do it. Join the Living Out team and guests as they tackle some of the most frequently asked questions and seek to navigate the choppy cultural waters with compassion and clarity. If you’re interested in a Christian perspective on homosexuality and want to hear real stories from same-sex attracted Christians, this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Anne Witton and Ed Shaw. Produced by Anne Witton.

    Should Conversion Therapy Be Banned? (Questions No One Wants To Answer #1)

    Should Conversion Therapy Be Banned? (Questions No One Wants To Answer #1)

    In this series, the team tackle some of the most difficult questions that we get asked and in this first episode Ed, Andy, Anne and Andrew discuss whether conversion therapy should be banned.
    They talk about definitions of conversion therapy, its effects, how prevalent it is and what needs to be taken into consideration as legislation is being drafted.
    Resources mentioned and related
    Does Living Out Support ‘Gay Cure’ or ‘Reparative Therapy’? Ed ShawBan Conversion Therapy, But Don't Ban Support Andrew BuntFreedom to Be Me Anne WittonCan Your Sexuality Change? Peter OuldHave I Been Subjected to Torture? Andrew BuntConversion Therapy Ban Consultation The Living Out TeamMy New Interest in Human Rights Ed ShawWhy Are Some People Same-sex Attracted? Ed ShawSean's StoryConversion Therapy Resources The Living Out TeamWhat would a conversion therapy ban mean for gay Christians like me? Ed ShawA law that traps teens Andrew BuntI’m a gay Christian. Here’s why banning conversion therapy won’t protect LGBT people Andrew BuntUndivided Vicky BeechingBoy Erased, 2018The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 2018 
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    • 29 min
    Series 3: Questions No One Wants to Answer - Trailer

    Series 3: Questions No One Wants to Answer - Trailer

    A trailer for the third series of the Living Out podcast where we'll be discussing questions that no one wants to answer.

    • 1 min
    Is Living Out Just a Bunch of Crazy People? (Explore Questions #8)

    Is Living Out Just a Bunch of Crazy People? (Explore Questions #8)

    In the final podcast of this series, Ed, Andy and Andrew discuss whether holding to a traditional biblical sexual ethic puts us on the crazy end of the spectrum of historic and global Christianity.
    They also explore why people in secular society might think that Living Out's view on sexuality is crazy.
    Resources mentioned
    Living Out storiesThe Gospel in a Pluralist Society Lesslie Newbigin

    • 30 min
    Will I Ever Feel at Ease With Myself and My Sexuality? (Explore Questions #7)

    Will I Ever Feel at Ease With Myself and My Sexuality? (Explore Questions #7)

    Andrew, Andy and Anne talk about how they've each come to feel more at ease with their sexuality and how they've been able to develop good friendships in spite of the pitfalls.
    The show also explores pathways out of shame for the Christian and the importance of having an identity that is rooted in Christ.
    Resources mentioned
    How Can I Find Freedom from the Weight of Sexual Sin? Dan ReidHow Do You Cope With Ongoing Same-sex Attraction? Ed ShawHow Can I Find Freedom from Shame? Rob WoodWhat's Good About Struggling With Same-sex Attraction? Anne Witton

    • 31 min
    How Important Is All This? (Explore Questions #6)

    How Important Is All This? (Explore Questions #6)

    In today's show, Anne, Ed and Andy discuss whether sexuality is really a big deal. Why are Christians obsessed with sex when there seem to be so many other pressing issues? Do Christians need to fall out over sexual ethics or is it something we can just agree to disagree on? How can we respond when churches and denominations change their stance?
    Resources mentioned
    Why Can't Christians Agree to Differ? Sam AllberryWhat Is Sexuality for? Ed ShawWhy Should the Church Be Debating Homosexuality? Ed ShawHow Can We Have Good Discussions With Christians Who Disagree With Us on Sexuality? Andrew GoddardI Will Follow Jon Guerra

    • 33 min
    Is It Just Me? (Explore Questions #5)

    Is It Just Me? (Explore Questions #5)

    For many people, same-sex attraction can feel very isolating. Ed, Andy and Anne discuss how, over time, they felt less alone and were able to get support from friends and church. We also share some advice for those just becoming aware of their sexualities and wanting support and we look at helpful things churches can do. And we also learn about Ed's imaginary wife.

    Resources mentioned
    Washed and Waiting Wesley HillTrue Freedom TrustLiving Out storiesShould A Church Start a Group for Same-Sex Attracted Members? Charlie SkrineWhat Does Good Pastoral Support Look Like? (Part 1) Andy RobinsonWhat Does Good Pastoral Support Look Like? (Part 2) Andy RobinsonWhat Does Good Pastoral Support Look Like? (Part 3) Andy RobinsonLiving Out Church Audit

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

C_Shen ,

A Huge Breath of Fresh Air

Thank you for candidly speaking and sharing about wrestling with God over sexuality. Thank you for instructing us, the church. We need to listen to these voices. Listen, listen, listen. I am trying to understand my 14 year old daughter. She came out and was baptized all in the same month. Our UK brothers and sisters are leading the charge for us Americans. Too much American Christianity has been co-opted by politicians, put in polarizing camps, and put up walls so real discussion becomes marginalized. Those of us who go to wonderful sincere churches know that the only thing we can share with each other is our brokenness and empower others who are discouraged. Thank you for modeling that and bring real discussion back to the Christian church writ large.

glmetig ,

Don’t recommend at all

Far too narrow a view for this subject

SLGilk ,

Fantastic

Excellent interviews!

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