Disagreements over issues relating to homosexuality are perhaps the biggest challenge facing the Christian Church today.
Love That Dares to Speak provides an opportunity for people of differing opinions and experiences within small church groups to explore the issues together; to share views and questions, to find out what the Bible actually said about being gay, and to gain deeper understanding. It brings into focus deeper issues about how we as Christians form our ethical opinions, and how we react to a changing society.
This book takes the form of a five-session study course, suitable for use at any time of the year, including Lent. The weekly sessions are:
• Responding to a changing world
• Grappling with ancient tradition
• Matching 1st Century instruction with 21st Century experience
• Re-evaluating marriage – and celibacy
• Recreating a welcoming and respecting church
Leader’s notes are included for each session, and the book includes useful appendices for background information. The material is intended for small groups, but could be usefully done as an individual study.
Hilary Brand is the author of five very popular Lent courses, Finding a Voice, Christ and the Chocolaterie, The Mystery of Everything, The Power of Small Choices and Not a Tame Lion as well as works of fiction for children and young teens and other non-fiction for adults.