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Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Christianity and LGBTQ

Christianity & LGBTQ Issues

Of all the issues I write and speak about, I am most widely known for my decades of work at the intersection of Christian faith and LGBTQ issues.

Scroll down for my blog posts on these two topics. In addition:

  • My book Torn is the best introductory resource I know of for Christians who are new to the LGBTQ conversation and want to understand better.
  • You can bring me to speak to your church or group—not only on LGBTQ issues, but also on topics like forgiveness, rebuilding lost faith, and handling division and disagreement.
  • I have an ongoing LGBTQ & Christian video series on YouTube to answer many common questions.
  • For more on the Scripture arguments, my Bible and Homosexuality page offers a deeper dive.
  • What. A. Night.

    Yesterday was the first day of Transforming the Conversation, a new program I helped design to try to build bridges of understanding between gays and Christians (and, of course, those of us in the middle), specifically in more conservative areas where it’s most needed. The program involves going to 20 universities, mostly in the Bible…

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  • “I love you so much that I need to hit you with this Bible. Really, really hard.”

    By far the most frustrating thing about having conversations on controversial issues is when people don’t know when to stop fighting. It’s like going to play paintball with your friends, and then after the game is over, finding that someone won’t stop shooting. “Whew! Well that was fun. Okay, let’s get this gear off and…

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  • A brief reflection on context.

    Is that the most boring post title ever, or what? It sounds like a treatise on some obscure subject that you might find in a dusty old book on an untouched shelf in the back of a university library. One of Stephen Covey’s famous 7 Habits is to “seek first to understand, then to be…

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  • Hey, I’m on Rachel Held Evans’ blog!

    For those of you who don’t know Rachel Held Evans, she’s a Christian author and blogger who has built a reputation for gently and patiently challenging preconceptions—both her own and others’. I got to interview her for a podcast that hasn’t hit the podcast feed, but will soon. Rachel’s been doing a really cool thing…

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  • “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”

    —Proverbs 3:27 (NIV) In other words, being a Christian isn’t just about avoiding sin, it’s about avoiding complacency. We’re called not just to steer clear of the bad, but to intentionally seek out the opportunities to do good. If you have ways to help others (and we all do), take advantage of them to do…

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  • Are evangelicals unreachable?

    “Evangelical” has become a bad word in American society today, and a lot of people don’t even know what it means! The term refers to Christians who emphasize a personal relationship with Jesus, who believe that eternal salvation comes only through his death and resurrection, and who hold a very “high view” of the Bible…

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  • “It seems to be a fact that you suffer as much from the Church as for it….”

    “…but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.” —Flannery O’Connor

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Talking Across the Divide as an ebook, audiobook, and paperback

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