LGBTQ youth ministry and Biblical gender-nonconformists are explored in a new book and film this month.
The book is “A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth” by Cody J. Sanders. The film is “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” by Peterson Toscano.
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“A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth” by Cody J. Sanders.
How can a church’s youth ministry have a positive impact on adolescents who struggle to live out their faith and their LGBTQIA orientation/identity? This guide for affirming congregations includes practical advice and a glossary. The author is pastor of Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square. Published by Westminster John Knox Press.
Buy now at: Indybound.org | Amazon.com
“Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” by Peterson Toscano.
Genderbending Bible interpretations are presented in an enthralling one-person performance by a Bible scholar/actor. Toscano metamorphoses into an impressive array of gender-nonconforming Biblical figures. The living first-person portraits shed fresh light on characters ranging from warrior women to “girly boys,” from major heroes to little-known eunuchs. Toscano backs up each monologue with an enjoyable mini-lecture on the Biblical scholarship behind it. The show received high praise when it toured seminaries and LGBTQ events across the United States and Europe. Toscano identifies as a “quirky, queer Quaker.” Available for streaming at Amazon.com and on DVD from Barclay Press.
“Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs” edited by Ellin Sterne Jimmerson. Foreword by Viki Matson. Published by Wipf and Stock.
Coming soon and available for pre-order
Sept. 28, 2017
“Queer and Catholic: A Life of Contradiction” by Mark Dowd. Published by Darton, Longman and Todd.
Nov. 1, 2017
“A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church” by David K. Seitz. Published by University of Minnesota Press.
Nov. 7, 2017
“Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies” by Kent L. Brintnall, Joseph A. Marchal and Stephen D. Moore (editors). Published by Fordham University Press.
More LGBTQ Christian books
Queer Theology book list (from Patrick Cheng)
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