An Acceptable Sacrifice? Homosexuality and the Church (book)

Edited by Duncan Dormor and Jeremy Morris (SPCK, 2007)

This is a collection of essays by an interdisciplinary group of Cambridge authors. A TLS review by John Habgood commended this ‘intelligent and wide-ranging guide’. The key passages from scripture are considered carefully in context.

http://www.spckpublishing.co.uk/cat/show.php?9780281058518

Memories of Bliss (book)

Jo Ind (SCM, 2003)

This account of a personal journey is a powerful repudiation of a traditional view that there is a given meaning in any kind of sexual expression. Affirming the bodily and the spiritual, it recognizes as absolute only the love of God, neighbour and self. It is a resource for all struggling to hold together their sexual drive and their religious faith.
http://www.scmpress.co.uk/bookdetails.asp?ISBN=9780334028857

Listening to Gay Men and Women’s Experience within the Church (DVD &c.)

DVD and study booklet produced by the Diocese of York

This material was produced in the Diocese of York to further the Lambeth listening process. It has already facilitated deep discussion and mutual support within the Diocese. This process is ongoing. At present this material may not be available outside the Diocese of York.

If you would like more information, please contact York Diocesan House on 01904 699500. http://www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/contacts.shtml

Listening for the truth in love (pack)

A pack of material to enable the Worcester Diocesan Listening Process on Human Sexuality.

This can be downloaded free of charge. The study material is clear and straightforward and contains guidance for group leaders without specific expertise. It includes different approaches to the ‘hard texts’ of Scripture, as well as worship material. The emphasis is on growing in faith.
http://www.cofe-worcester.org.uk/work_of_the_diocese/ListeningfortheTruthinLove.php

You Are Mine: Reflections on Who We Are (book)

Alison Webster (SPCK, 2009)

This is a subtle and sophisticated exploration the importance of the divine gift of individual identity. Accepting our intended and glorious ‘one-offness’ we can then stretch out to an intimacy with others, thereby alighting the passion of God. Exploring seeming contradictions (unique and like others, consistent and in flux, etc.) that may better be seen as paradoxes, this essay in relational theology will speak to those for whom conventional religion has become stale.
http://www.spckpublishing.co.uk/cat/show.php?9780281059355

We are Created by God: Exploring our Identity and Relationships (book)

Mother’s Union resource book.

These are sets of notes for four discussions and four Bible studies. They focus on marriage and cohabitation, divorce and remarriage, single and widowed, lesbian and gay sexuality. They provide a good first stage of exploration, and an accessible introduction to the study of relationships in the light of Biblical teaching.

This is a discussion Booklet focusing on the issues of: Marriage and Cohabitation; Divorce and Further Marriage; Being Single or Widowed; and being Lesbian or Gay. Using case scenarios, prayer, Biblical and statistical information, the issues are presented for people to discuss in a confidential format. The Booklet is not designed to tell readers what they should think, rather to allow them to come to their own conclusions about these issues in the context of their personal faith. There is also a Facilitators Guide for help in facilitating a group.

http://www.mothersunion.org/members/im-member/resources-order