And It Can Be

Posted on 06/13/09 in Books, No Comments

And It Can BeLGBT Methodists moving towards an inclusive church
£6.99

“I hope this book may help to open doors of understanding and be of practical use in building up that mutual love and trust which are the marks of a mature Christian community.”
David Walton, Vice-President of Methodist Conference, 2008-2009

 

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And It Can Be
LGBT Methodists moving towards an inclusive church

The Methodist Church has historically championed the lives of those on the margins, and lesbian and gay Methodists claimed this heritage by becoming organised in 1989.  Today, Outcome members are as diverse as the Methodist Church itself.   Outcome is a group of LGBT lay and ordained Christians and their advocates who support each other while urging the Church towards greater inclusiveness.  This empowerment of LGBT Christians and their supporters within the church has fostered creative dialogue around Methodist policy and worship.   And It Can Be is a unique collection of experience and theological reflection by Outcome members which provides an opportunity to hear lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people speaking about how prophetic contributions are sustained.  Six stories bring a personal touch to these pages.  Distinctively queer thinking is brought to questions of salvation, justice, biblical studies, covenants and same-sex relationships, sexuality and Christian tradition.

Discussion questions make this a resource suited to house or fellowship groups seeking to further their understanding of LGBT experience and what this offers to the Church.

“The Christian Church should be one place where people can be open and honest about the varied aspects of their lives…I hope this book may help to open doors of understanding and be of practical use in building up that mutual love and trust which are the marks of a mature Christian community.”
David Walton, Vice-President of Methodist Conference, 2008-2009