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What the Bible Says About Gay Christians (May Surprise You) by Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons [PDF]

This Bible study guide has been used in various congregations representing a variety of denominations. Through it participants develop an understanding of and appreciation for the seven ways Christians read and interpret the Bible as it relates to homosexuality and same-gender marriages - from prohibition to celebration. 

 
 
 
 

MARRIAGE EQUALITY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

Inclusive Wedding Rite

Readings for gay and lesbian couples (Scripture and non-Scripture)

Sample language for an inclusive wedding policy:

NAME OF CONGREGATION offers the ministry of weddings to all couples regardless of gender or church membership. A Christian church wedding is a service of worship in which a couple enters a covenanted relationship with each other before God, receiving the blessing of Christ’s church with family and friends as witnesses to the covenant. A marriage license is required only if a couple wants their marriage to be legally recognized.

Wedding Homily - "Already Bound in Heaven"

If you had been at Frank and Todd's wedding, and your coworkers had asked, "What did you do this weekend," what would you say? Here's what St. John's pastor, Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons, had to say during Frank and Todd's wedding about that very question.

Change v. Transition: A Process Guide

What the Bible Says About Gay Christians (May Surprise You) by Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons

This Bible study guide has been used in various congregations representing a variety of denominations. Through it participants develop an understanding of and appreciation for the seven ways Christians read and interpret the Bible as it relates to homosexuality and same-gender marriages - from prohibition to celebration. 

Three things guests should know about attending a same-sex wedding.

The New Gay Wedding: A Practical Primer for Brides, Grooms, Their Families and Guests

The New Art of Capturing Love: the Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography

 

SYLLABI FOR THE STEM PROGRAM

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