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God and the Gay Christian

God and the Gay Christian

The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

by Matthew Vines

"God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired."

—Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled

VIDEO CHAT: Watch Matthew Vines, Rachel Held Evans, Tony Jones, and Jay Bakker in conversation on "God and the Gay Christian" in this exclusive Patheos live event!

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Author Matthew Vines tells how, as a theologically conservative, gay Christian, he embarked on an intensive, years-long study of the Bible to discover whether same-sex relationships can be blessed by God.

Author Q&A: Matthew Vines

Author Q&A: Matthew Vines

"The consequences of the evangelical church’s categorical rejection of same-sex relationships have been anything but good: higher likelihoods of depression, illegal drug use, relational brokenness, and suicide. Those are all red flags that opposing same-sex marriage isn’t the best understanding of Scripture."

Praise for God and the Gay Christian

Praise for God and the Gay Christian

"This book makes significant contributions, not only to ongoing scholarly conversations but also to the average person who wants to probe more deeply how to think about God and the gay Christian." -- Theologian James Brownson

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

"This book envisions a future in which all Christians come to embrace and affirm their LGBT brothers and sisters—without undermining their commitment to the authority of the Bible."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Please Consider...

Please Consider...

Benjamin Corey

I believe this to be an issue that should be kept to secondary theology that still allows for Christian unity, and that regardless of where our theology lands, it should not impact the praxis of our faith.

Please Consider...

Please Consider...

Benjamin Corey

I believe this to be an issue that should be kept to secondary theology that still allows for Christian unity, and that regardless of where our theology lands, it should not impact the praxis of our faith.

Vines Pulls No Punches

Vines Pulls No Punches

James McGrath

This book is absolute dynamite. It is quite possibly the most important book I have encountered on this subject.

An Evangelical Response

An Evangelical Response

Amber Stamper

There were a variety of points I disagreed with, but what troubled me the most—was that ultimately, in his effort to affirm homosexuality, Vines throws women under the bus.

God Made It, I See It, and That Settles It

God Made It, I See It, and That Settles It

Greg Garrett

God and the Gay Christian could convince anyone wrestling with a biblical reason to support gay marriage and full gay inclusion in churches -- and everyone who ought to be.

The Newest Threat to Evangelicalism?

The Newest Threat to Evangelicalism?

Brandan Robertson

Matthew Vines is a threat to all evangelical leaders who have tried to use the issue of homosexuality as a determining factor of one’s orthodoxy. Because Matthew is coming from the same theological disposition as all of them.

Vines: Speaking Truth to Power

Vines: Speaking Truth to Power

Fred Clark

Vines’ project — engaging all of those clobber-texts head-on — is worthy, valuable and necessary, but I don’t think it can be sufficient.

A Round-Up of Critiques

A Round-Up of Critiques

Adrian Warnock

There has certainly been a lot of controversy around this book and there are a number of critiques by evangelicals of the book online.

Atonement and the Gay Christian

Atonement and the Gay Christian

Adam Ericksen

Buy this book for an engaging presentation of the scholarly arguments for a Christian support of same-sex relationships, but more importantly, buy the book to read how Matthew and his dad model Christ’s reconciling atonement.

Live Chat: God and the Gay Christian

Matthew Vines: God and the Gay Christian

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