Human Sexuality
The following are a list of resources to help "educate" us about this vast subject.

1. Pastor Martin's sermon reflecting on the 2019 GA decision. - Straight Talking Grace (June 16 2019)
2. PCC Church Doctrine report on Human Sexuality 1994
3. PCC Church Doctrine Reports 2017 - Where From Here? This report presents both the "traditional" and "progressive" readings of Scripture in response to questions around human sexuality
4. Letter of Repentence written by the Moderator of the 2017 GA - Feb 12 2018 - to people harmed by homophobia and hypocrisy by and within the church.
5. Pastoral letter circulated from the moderator of the 2019 GA, Rev. Amanda Currie


The following AUDIO / VIDEO resources are available :-

1. Sarah Williams - Regent College "A Sexual Reformation: Marriage & Sexuality in the Contemporary Paradigm" (available for download $5)
2. Sarah Williams - Regent College "Sexuality in the Modern Paradigm" (available for download $5)

3. The Presbytery of Hamilton held a discussion in 2016 "Speaking the Truth in Love" - Videos of the talks are available through the Renewal Fellowship website

The following are a list of books that are available on AMAZON on this subject.

1. “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel” Christopher Yuan

From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships.


2. “The Bible and Homosexual Practice” Robert A. J. Gagnon

3. “Divine Sex” Jonathan Grant

4. “The Gay Gospel: How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible” Joe Dallas

In this updated edition of A Strong Delusion, author and counselor Joe Dallas helps readers understand what pro-gay theology is and how to confront it. In a biblical manner, Dallas examines believers' personal responses and the need for bold love and commitment as they become familiar with the movement's background and beliefsstudy a clear, scriptural response to each beliefextend Christ's love to those living the homosexual lifestyle

This resource is an important one for those who have been unsure how to respond to the growing acceptance of homosexuality in the evangelical community. It offers the balance between conviction and compassion and a practical guide to communicating with those who have embraced the pro-gay Christian movement.


5. “God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships” Matthew Vines

“God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author’s clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation’s most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace.  Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed.”
— Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled 


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 relationships.

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 relationships?

• 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.


6. “The Homosexual Challenge” Don Faris

7. “The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is too important to define who we are” Jenell Williams Paris

8. “Same Sex Partnerships” John Stott

9. “Welcoming But NOT Affirming” Stanley J. Grenz

10. “Jesus, The Bible and Homosexuality” Jack Rogers

In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination.

In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.