The Gay Conversation

A New Podcast Series From Q

ABOUT THE PODCAST SERIES

In society today, the orthodox Christian belief that the practice of homosexuality is a sin is out of step with the times. This tension is unavoidable.

In a moment where the cultural consensus has completely flipped, many who hold to the historic belief avoid the depth of this conversation at all costs. The risk of saying the wrong thing, offending a new friend, being extreme or worse yet—unloving, quiets the dialogue. Yet privately, Christians are desperate to address this important topic with love, clarity and biblical conviction. Is there really a way forward that demonstrates both truth and grace?

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Q+A Episode: What Questions Did You Have?

In this episode we respond to several questions from you, our listeners. While this series invokes many passionate responses, we offer our opinions on a few of the questions that keep rising to the top. New York Times Bestselling Author, Preston Sprinkle, author of People To Be Loved joins Gabe Lyons, Founder of Q and author of Good Faith to discuss.

Key Contributors: Q Podcast listeners.

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This Q Podcast series, hosted by Gabe Lyons, convenes 25 voices, theologians, psychologists, gay individuals, opinion leaders and many more to weigh in on the most toxic and controversial conversation of our time. If you are a Christian—parent, friend, pastor or student—trying to navigate the complexities of sexual expression in 21st century culture, this is an in-depth conversation you simply can’t-miss.

Contributing Voices

Host
Gabe Lyons
Q Founder
Co-Host
Preston Sprinkle
Author & Professor
Contributor
Chris Yuan
Professor & Speaker
Contributor
Ann Voskamp
Author & Speaker
Contributor
Jeff Bethke
YouTuber and Author
Contributor
Tim Keller
Pastor & Author
Contributor
Eve Tushnet
Author & Speaker
Contributor
Russell Moore
ERLC

Also Including

Wesley Hill
Trinity School for Ministry
Caleb Kaltenbach
Discovery Church
Julie Rodgers
Writer and Speaker
Mark Yarhouse
Regent University
Deb Hirsch
Author & Counselor
David Gushee
Mercer University
Annie Downs
Author & Speaker
Scott Sauls
Christ Presbyterian Church
Justin Lee
Gay Christian Network
David Kinnaman
The Barna Group
Claude Alexander
The Park Church
Rod Dreher
The American Conservative
Dee Allsop
Heart+Mind Strategies
Os Guinness
Author & Social Critic
Stanley Carlson-Thies
Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
Dean Curry
Life Center Tacoma
Eve Tushnet
Author & Speaker
Scot McKnight
Northern Seminary

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PUBLIC SQUARE: POLITICS AND BAKING CAKES

How should Christians faithfully engage our political system when the government is at odds with historic Christian belief? Is our role to win legal decisions or simply to bear witness to God’s kingdom through the way we live and love? In the wake of the Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling, questions remain about the role of Christians institutions in our changing public square. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptists joins us to discuss the legislative landscape around religious freedom, LGBT rights, pluralism and the future of Christian institutions in America.

Key Contributors: Claude Alexander, Os Guinness, Russell Moore, Rod Dreher, Stanley Carlson-Thies, Dee Allsop.

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MINISTRY: HOW SHOULD THE CHURCH MOVE FORWARD?

Many people who identify as gay have had a poor experience in their local church. In this episode we discuss the term “gay Christian”, the science behind the “born this way” theory and practical ways the church can be a more welcoming place in general. In addition, we will hear personal reflections from Christians who experience same-sex attractions yet choose to live a celibate life. We’ll also learn hear how the Church can fulfill relational longings that go beyond sexual expression.

Key Contributors: Tim Keller, Justin Lee, Eve Tushnet, Mark Yarhouse, Christopher Yuan, Ann Voskamp, Annie Downs.

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RELATIONSHIPS: HOW DO I LOVE AND SUPPORT MY GAY FRIENDS?

Most people today have a personal friend who identifies as gay. For some Christians, this can create unique tensions and dilemmas about how to best support and love friends, family members and co-workers well, even while holding to the historic Christian position. In this episode we hear practical wisdom on handling invitations to gay weddings, how to respond if your child—or parent—comes out, the limits of theology and what it means to truly display Christian love to someone with whom you may disagree.

Key Contributors: Jefferson Bethke, Russell Moore, Caleb Kaltenbach, Tim Keller, Julie Rodgers.

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THEOLOGY: NOT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, BUT WHAT IT MEANS

One’s theology will determine everything about how they engage the gay conversation. In this episode, the Christian view of identity, sexual ethics and historic belief about human flourishing comes under the microscope. We define terms and consider how historic Christian arguments interact with the newer, gay-affirming points of view. From Leviticus to Paul, we address Jesus’ words around this topic and explore the Christian perspective on sexual design, gender difference and marriage.

Key Contributors: David Gushee, Wesley Hill, Tim Keller, Scot McKnight, Preston Sprinkle

Reference: In this episode, Preston references research that can be found in Andrew Marin's forthcoming book Us versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community

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CONTEXT: OWNING OUR HISTORY

As our culture’s affirmation of gay sexuality grows, what does this mean for Christians and the Church? In this episode, we address why we created this series and the tensions that exist around the Church’s posture towards this conversation. David Kinnaman, President of the Barna Group and co-author of the forthcoming book, Good Faith, is one of several contributors giving insight on the latest research on Christians and extremism.

Key Contributors: Debra Hirsch, David Kinnaman, Caleb Kaltenbach, Tim Keller, Julie Rodgers

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