As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of
most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of
his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes
were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay
Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the
reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research
into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines
asked questions such as:
- Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex
marriage or not?
- How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate?
- What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human
- Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen?
- What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations?
Unique in its affirmation
of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, God and the Gay Christian is likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul searching, even
widespread cultural change. Not only is it a compelling interpretation of key
biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man
navigating relationships with his family, his hometown church, and the
Christian church at large as he expresses what it means to be a faithful gay
Christian. Download and start listening now!