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Find out what the Bible says about sexuality through these "pastor recommended" resources meant to support and encourage you.

Messy Grace


Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBTQIA+ parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family. But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian… and a pastor. Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to:

Holy Sexuality


From an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality – chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage – equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

Sexuality & the Bible


Examine homosexuality from a Christian perspective. This two-part video course with Dr. Preston Sprinkle focuses on the biblical teaching on homosexuality, while Part 2 provides a practical and loving approaching for interacting with the LGBTQAI+ community. (This video series requires a FREE RightNow Media account. Sign up here.)

Living in a Gray World


Through honest conversation, real-life examples, and biblical research, Dr. Sprinkle unpacks what we can know to be true, and how Scripture’s overall message to us today allows us to move forward and find answers that align with God’s intent. This book explores (1) homosexuality and other related issues, such as what it means to identify as transgender and intersex, (2) what the Bible says about homosexuality, and (3) how to cultivate a heart for people.

Questions? Contact Pastor Adam Hamerlinck at ahamerlinck@firstdecatur.org or call (217) 875-3350.