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Title Living faithfully : human sexuality and the United Methodist Church / [Jill M. Johnson, Dave Barnhart, Rebekah Jordan Gienapp, Alex Joyner]
Published Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2017]
©2017
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Contents Introduction -- 1. Is the practice of homosexuality incompatible with Christian teaching? / Jill M. Johnson -- 2. Is same-gender marriage compatible with Christian teaching? -- 3. Is ordaining practicing homosexuals compatible with Christian teaching? -- 4. Where are we now? -- Leader guide
Summary "There is deep disagreement about what The United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. In 2019, a special session of General Conference will be held to consider these issues and how they will be addressed by The United Methodist Church in the future. Living Faithfully is designed to help you understand the shape of this debate and what it means for the present and the future. Each chapter includes background on the Bible, Christian theology, history, stories from diverse viewpoints, and United Methodist structure and practice to guide reflection and conversation."--Back cover
Notes "A four-week small group study"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 31, 2017)
Subject United Methodist Church (U.S.) -- Doctrines.
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Ordination of gays -- United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Same-sex marriage -- Religious aspects -- United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Form Electronic book
Author Barnhart, David L., author
Gienapp, Rebekah Jordan, author
Johnson, Jill M. (Poet), author
Joyner, Alex, author
ISBN 1501859781 (electronic bk.)
9781501859786 (electronic bk.)
(paperback)