Resource Catalog

Published by the Covenant Network 

Mark Achtemeier on Same-Sex Marriage and the Bible: A Video Series

What Does the Bible Tell Us About LGBT Inclusion?

Scripture and Same-Gender Marriage

Presbyterian Ordination Standards with Respect to LGBT Persons: A Brief History

Presbyterian Polity on Marriage and Commitment Services: A Brief History

Far From Home: Tales of Presbyterian Exiles

Frequently Asked Questions About Sexuality, the Bible, and the Church: Plain Talk About Tough Issues

Guidelines for Examination of Church Officers

Hard Wired – PowerPoint Presentation on the science of sexual orientation by Doug Nave

How I Changed My Mind on Homosexuality – video presentation by Jack Rogers

Study Guide for the Call to Covenant Community

Turning Points: Stories of Life and Change in the Church

What Makes Us Distinctive as Presbyterians – video presentation by Jack Rogers

What the Bible Says and Doesn’t Say About Homosexuality – video presentation by Jack Rogers

“Guidelines for Biblical Interpretation in the Book of Confessions”

See also the sermons and papers from Covenant Conferences and other CovNet events.

From the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Global Crisis for People Who Are LGBT and Their Families

The Bible’s YES to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical’s Change of Heart – New Edition with Study Guideby Mark Achtemeier

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church – by Jack Rogers; Study Guide to the first edition by Freda Gardner and David Maxwell

Unclobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality – by Colby Martin

Mom, I’m Gay: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith – by Susan Cottrell

Human Sexuality: Knowing the Terms and Definitions in the Context of God’s Love

God’s Gift of Human Sexuality

A Reformed-Presbyterian Understanding of Human Sexuality

The Bible and Homosexuality – Susan R. Garrett and Martha Bettis-Gee

Same-Sex Marriage: For Better, for Worse? – Nancy J. Duff

Same-Sex Marriage: For Better or for Worse? (Youth Study) – Adam J. Copeland

The Church and Homosexuality 1978

Church Issues Series from the Office of Theology and Worship; Issue 1, “The Church and Its Unity”

Connecting Diversity in Community: Race, Class, Gender, Religion

Living the Vision: Becoming a Multicultural Church

Historic Principles, Conscience, and Church Government 1983

The Nature of the Church and the Practice of Governance 1993

Presbyterian Understanding and Use of Holy Scripture and Biblical Authority and Interpretation

Presbyterians and Human Sexuality 1991 – including Keeping Body and Soul Together

Seeking to be Faithful Together: Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement

Sexuality and the Human Community 1970

Theological Task Force on the Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church

Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Handsby Jennifer Grace Bird

Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook – edited by Kimberly Bracken Long and David Maxwell

From This Day Forward: Rethinking the Christian Wedding – by Kimberly Bracken Long

Other Resources

Spanish Language

A variety of Spanish-language resources can be found here:

A La Familia: Una conversación sobre nuestras familias, la biblia, la orientación sexual y la identidad de género/A conversation about our families, the bible, sexual orientation and gender identity – resource in Spanish and English by Miguel A. De La Torre

Biblical Interpretation and Theology

A La Familia: Una conversación sobre nuestras familias, la biblia, la orientación sexual y la identidad de género/A conversation about our families, the bible, sexual orientation and gender identity – resource in Spanish and English by Miguel A. De La Torre

“Letters to Jerri: On the Bible and Same-Sex Marriage” – by D. Mark Davis

Becoming One in Christ
 – Curriculum with Leader’s Guide by Kevin Frederick

Homosexuality the the Bible: A Consideration of Pertinent Passages”  – by Charles D. Myers, Jr.

“The Bible: Rule Book or Witness to God?” – by Beth Johnson

For the BIBLE Tells Me So – a film by Daniel Karslake

“Points for Consideration in Response to Robert Gagnon’s The Bible and Homosexual Practice – by Edward F. Campbell

“Response to Robert Gagnon: The Bible and Homosexual Practice – by Holly E. Hearon

“Rules for Biblical Interpretation in the Reformed Tradition” by Shirley Guthrie

“Shall our clergy be permitted to participate in vows of faithfulness between persons of the same gender?” – A Bible Study by Donald Repsher

A Time to Embrace: Same-Gender Relationships in Religion, Law and Politics – by William Stacy Johnson; Study Guide by Louise Lawson Johnson and Tricia Dykers Koenig

Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationshipsby James V. Brownson

Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love – by Michael B. Regele

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships – by Matthew Vines

Transgender Welcome: A Bishop Makes the Case for Affirmation – by Gene Robinson

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate – by Justin Lee 

Overture Advocates’ Presentation at the 213th General Assembly (2001)

Extensive bibliography representing diverse perspectives – from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Sexuality and Gender Identity

Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of  Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality” – from the American Psychological Association

What We Wish We Had Known: An LGBT Resource for Everyoneknown as “The Blue Book,” by the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, is available digitally on Amazon, iTunes, and Kobo for just $.99; or as a download from the church’s website.

“Don’t Call Us Brave: Pastoral Care for People Who Are Transgender,” a workshop led by Meghan Foote and Susan Barnes at the 2015 Covenant Conference

Transitioning to Inclusion: A guide to welcoming transgender children and their families in your community of faith – by Kelsey Pacha, a Resource from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies in Religion and Ministry

Made in God’s Image: A Black Church Guide to Gender Difference

The witness of a Presbyterian family with a transgender child

“Sexual Reparative (Conversion) Therapy Revisited” – by C. Richard Carlson

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT Community – by Kathy Baldock


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