Marriage and Relationship Consultation Resources

The 2014 Conference urged the Methodist people to engage with each other about matters relating to marriage and human relationships.
Whilst MET does not necessarily endorse their contents entirely, the following are useful resources from an evangelical theological perspective to enable informed engagement with these matters.


Rene Gehrin, The Biblical One Flesh Theology of Marriage as Constituted in Genesis 2: 24 (Wipf & Stock 2013)
Ken M Campbell Marriage and Family in the Biblical World (IVP 2009)
Martin Davie Studies on the Bible and same-sex relationships since 2003 (Gilead Books/Church of England Evangelical Council 2015)
Kevin DeYoung What does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? (IVP 2015)
Robert A. J. Gagnon The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press 2002)
Andrew Goddard, Don Horrocks (eds) Biblical And Pastoral Responses to Homosexuality (Evangelical Alliance, 2011)
Stanley J. Grenz Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality (Westminster John Know Press 1998)
William J. Webb Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis (IVP 2001)

Brian J. Dodd Paul, Homosexuality, and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Greg Downes The Bible and Homosexuality

Kevin Jones The Theology of Marriage*
Kevin Jones: The Three Loves*
Maranatha Community Healing, Wholeness and Homosexuality*
Maranatha Community Homosexuality, The Medical, Social and Religious Implications *
(*Available as downloads on request from

Sam Allberry Is God anti-gay? (Questions Christians Ask) (The Good Book Company 2013)
Wesley Hill Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan: 2010)
Thomas E. Schmidt, Straight & Narrow?: Compassion and Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate (IVP 1995)
Ed Shaw The Plausibility Problem: The Church and Same-Sex Attraction (IVP 2015)
Alex Tylee Walking with Gay Friends: A Journey of Informed Compassion (IVP 2007)
Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide For Parents, Pastors, And Friends Bethany House Publishers (1 Sept. 2010)
Corey Widmer, Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community
Jenell Williams Paris The End of Sexual Identity (IVP 2011)
Christopher & Angela Yuan Out of a Far Country (Waterbrook 2011)

Web pages
Ed Shaw Christians and same-sex attraction: the other side of the story {a response to Vicky Beeching)
Evangelical Alliance Marriage FAQ Alliance Resources for church leaders - Biblical and pastoral responses to homosexuality
Julie Rodgers Can the Gay be a Good?

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• to help Christian brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time.
• To help the Christian Church understand how they can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to flourish.
• To help the wider world hear and understand that there is more than just one viable script for those who are same-sex attracted.

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