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The Gospel of Inclusion

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One of the most fiercely debated topics in modern Christianity centers on the inclusion of sexual and gender minorities into the full life of the church. Dozens of scholars have stepped forward, seeking to make a compelling case for LGBT+ inclusion based on their contextualized reading of the six traditional passages that refer to homosexuality in Scripture. But these ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published April 12th 2019 by Cascade Books
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Cassie Lee
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to learn more about LGBT inclusion in the church. This book is the first Ive read that doesnt try to correct theology but rather takes an approach of radical inclusion ordained by the Holy Spirit. Well done, Brandan. ...more
Jeremy Garber
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Brandan Robertson, pastor of Missiongathering Church in San Diego (and, full confession, my former academic advisee!), writes a pithy, eminently readable and well-researched argument for full LGBT+ inclusion in the church, pitched especially to the evangelical community. Robertsons short book makes six moves in each of its six chapters: 1) laying out a biblical hermeneutic of doing no harm and showing how exclusion actively harms LGBTQ persons; 2) reexamining the social context of the texts ...more
Paul
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pastor Brandan Robertson provides an exciting look about the radical expansiveness of the gospel's message and what that means for the LGBTQ community and the Church. Rather than rely solely on scriptural arguments (which he contends only solidifies the opinions on either side) or lofty theological discourses that leave one's head in the clouds, Robertson addresses both of these arenas and then quickly moves onto the real life impact of non-affirming theology and the fruits that it bears. I ...more
Thomas (Tom) Baynham
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a stimulating and powerful read. Robertson's book is the most comprhensive and practical argument for inclusion in the Church since Matthew Vines "God and the Gay Christian'. Robertson's personal journey and writing style is refreshing as well as academically and theologically spot on! I highly recommend this book for congregations who are discerning a call to inclusivity within the Church as well as LGBTQ+ persons of faith. If I'm forming a syllabus for a course on Queer Theology, this ...more
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