The Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier, author of The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical’s Change of Heart, discusses his journey with the Scripture in this 4-part video series — perfect for Sunday adult education, women’s circles, continuing education for church officers, presbytery gatherings, youth groups, and other settings.
Although the videos are available free from this page, if you would prefer a DVD format, you will find an order form at the bottom of the page.
Lesson plans for a young adult group have been offered by Lynn Gifford of St. Mark Church, Newport Beach, CA.
1. Open to God, Alive to God’s Word
Dr. Achtemeier tells the story of how his own thinking about sexuality and marriage changed through his conversations with LGBT people and his deep study of the Scriptures.
2. Marriage, Sex, and Love: What Is God Up To?
Dr. Achtemeier explores a key element of making sense of the Scriptures on this or any other topic–understanding the purpose of their instruction. What did God make marriage for — and how do same-sex marriages fit that purpose?
3. Hearing God’s Word as Blessing
Dr. Achtemeier examines each of the biblical fragments often interpreted as forbidding same-sex marriage; in them, he finds something quite different.
4. Sexual Ethics and the Church Today
Dr. Achtemeier finds historical precedent for the church rethinking how it understands biblical commands in a new day, and he offers a word of hope for the church reclaiming its voice to offer a truthful and hopeful word about sexuality.
Order DVDs here (shipping included). If cost is an issue, please call our Kansas City office at 816-605-1031 to arrange an alternative.