Liberating sexuality, the Apostle Paul’s gay really like affair and church conflict more than LGBTQ folks are explored in new books this month — plus a new children’s book affirms God’s really like for all, which includes queer households.
The books are “Liberating Sexuality: Justice In between the Sheets” by Miguel A. De La Torre, “The Secret Adore Letters of Saint Paul” by Bern Callahan, “The Very good News about Conflict: Transforming Religious Struggle More than Sexuality” by Jenell Paris and “Faithful Families” by Megan Rohrer.
“Liberating Sexuality: Justice In between the Sheets” by Miguel A. De La Torre.
An ethicist offers a liberating new Biblical appear at sexuality — which includes androgynous Jesus, heterosexism, masturbation, and confronting racism in one’s sexual desires. Chapters have titles such as: “Why Does God Want a Penis?” and “Confessions of a Latino Macho: From Gay Basher to Gay Ally.” The intersections of religion with sexuality, gender, race, and class are explored in a very readable book. Overcoming oppressive traditions of Biblical interpretation leads to healthful sex and discovering the goodness of our produced, embodied selves. Born in Cuba and raised in the Catholic and Santeria traditions, the author is an ordained Southern Baptist minister who teaches Christian social ethics at Iliff College of Theology. Published by Chalice Press.
“The Secret Adore Letters of Saint Paul” by Bern Callahan.
Identical-sex romance blossoms among the Apostles Paul and Timothy of the New Testament in a daring and suspenseful novel. The gay historical romance switches among their really like affair quickly soon after the death of Christ and a story set in the close to future, when young priest Finn McDonagh finds the secret really like letters from Paul to Timothy. The discovery of the letters leads to intrigue in the in the homophobic corridors of the Vatican. The fictional format enables for exploration of Paul’s inner contradictions as a charismatic preacher with a reputation for getting sex-adverse as he opened up the Roman Empire to Christianity. The author brings a uncommon insider/outsider viewpoint as a former Roman Catholic priest who embraced Buddhism and became a meditation teacher. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his companion. Published by Booklocker.com.
“The Very good News about Conflict: Transforming Religious Struggle More than Sexuality” by Jenell Paris.
New techniques to face church conflict more than homosexuality and LGBTQ troubles are presented with depth and sensitivity by an anthropology professor from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She suggests peacemaking practices that will ease the stalemate by cultivating maturity. Foreword by Doug McConnell, provost of Fuller Seminary. Endorsed by theologian Megan DeFranza and lots of evangelical LGBTQ-affirming authorities, which includes Alan Manning Chambers and Samantha Curley of Level Ground. Published by Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock.
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“Faithful Households” ” by Megan Rohrer.
This children’s book reminds little ones that God loves them, no matter what their family members appears like — even if they have two mommies or two daddies. It was inspired by the lots of households and young children at the youngster care center of San Francisco’s Grace Lutheran Church, exactly where the author is pastor. Rohrer co-wrote it with Pamela Ryan, director of the center for extra than 30 years. It is illustrated by Ihnatovich Maryia and aimed at young children up to eight years old. Rohrer is the 1st openly transgender pastor ordained in the Lutheran Church. Published by Wilgefortis Press. For extra information and a sample web page, see Initial-ever LGBT religious children’s books published.
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