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Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1)

By |2017-05-01T04:21:40+10:00April 1st, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1) Getting a few things clear first.   To download audio, right click here and save. You can download the PDF  transcript HERE. Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical bible college. [...]

Welcoming, accepting, affirming – don’t get stuck

By |2020-12-20T00:01:42+11:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

People often ask me what is the difference between welcoming, accepting and affirming churches. This little infograph will give you some idea. Some churches refuse to go on the journey. Some began the journey, then got stuck, afraid of the potential for controversy and conflict. Others have continued to take brave steps in faith towards [...]

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum

By |2016-12-14T12:43:32+11:00November 19th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Marriage Equality, Speech|Tags: , |

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum Parliament House, Canberra (NB: In the video I mention Impact Church Adelaide. This was meant to be Activate Church. It has been corrected in the text below)                 Dr Gavriel Ansara (Rosh Pinah: An Affirming Orthodox Jewish Network),  Rev Dr Peter Catt [...]

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian

By |2018-03-24T01:22:30+11:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, News article|Tags: , |

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian August 30, 2016 1.11pm AEST on The Conversation Author Mark Jennings   Lecturer in Religious Studies, Murdoch University It may seem like LGBT people and conservative Christians inhabit two different worlds. But with 40% of same sex couples in Australia identifying as Christian, LGBT people are likely to [...]

Azusa Street – Jesus Revolution – Rainbow Revival

By |2019-05-21T11:23:41+10:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Those who know Pentecostal history well, know it began 110 years ago in Los Angeles and was called the Azusa Street Revival. The impact of the Pentecostal movement on Christianity was tantamount to that of the reformation in the 16th century. From very, very humble beginnings in 1906, today one out of every four Christians [...]

Dr Laura Schlessinger – Leviticus – Man shall not lie with a man

By |2021-04-06T23:53:02+10:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , |

Dr Laura Schlessinger is an American conservative talk radio host known for her straight talking and '"tough love" approach. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice. One might call it Dear Abbey meets shock jock. When Dr Laura Schlessinger caused so much controversy  by stating on her radio [...]

Review of Alan Chambers “My Exodus – from fear to grace”

By |2017-10-11T05:35:34+11:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, Review|Tags: , , |

My Exodus: Leaving the Slavery of Religion, Loving the Image of God in Everyone by Alan Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars "Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one" so the saying goes. Never was a truer word spoken about what people think of Alan and Leslie Chambers. This memoir, mostly written by Alan [...]

Gay Religious Suicide – why we can never count the cost

By |2018-08-17T09:52:57+10:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Research demonstrates something I have been pointing out for some time now. That is, that LGBT people of faith and religion experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality or gender identity, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning what it means to live authentically in a predominately straight world.  They often however, experience these [...]

Gay Males from Christian backgrounds – fragmented, conforming or integrated

By |2021-08-10T10:52:39+10:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Gay Christian, LGBTI|Tags: , |

Over the years I have observed that gay males from Christian backgrounds often go through a process. It begins with fragmentation through to conforming and some make it to integration. Our real self is the gay self. We may have turned to Christianity because of our homosexuality or discovered it growing up as Christian young [...]

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