One way our culture has changed is the growing openness to new beliefs and behaviors related to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender. Because we minister and parent on this changing landscape, we find ourselves engaged in all kinds of conversations with young people who express different beliefs and practices. As Christians work to be faithful to the Scriptures, we will encounter a variety of interpretations of the passages dealing with sex, sexuality and gender. How are we to look at and interpret these passages? What should we believe regarding God’s order and design? And what posture should we assume as we engage with those from the LGBTQ community? We’ll be chatting with author and theologian Preston Sprinkle about these questions and others, on this episode of *Youth Culture Matters*.
Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Preston Sprinkle – website
Preston Sprinkle – books
Theology in the Raw – Preston Sprinkle’s Podcast
The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender
Grace/Truth from the Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender
Pastoral Papers from the Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender
The Gay Conversation – A Podcast Series from Q
The Marin Foundation – National Scientific Research
Books Mentioned or Recommended:
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People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue by Preston Sprinkle
Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality by Preston Sprinkle
Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry by Mark A. Yarhouse
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