Developed to assist clergy and lay leaders in leading a healthy and respectful congregational dialogue, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth provides material for thoughtful discussion on sexual orientation and gender identity, reflecting concerns specific to congregations. The resource includes material for biblical study, theological discussion and congregational response through articles written over the span of nearly fifteen years by authors with deep connections to Baptist contexts. For those just beginning intentional discussion and those continuing the conversation, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth will provide substantial material for faithful dialogue.
"While continuing to be grounded in biblical scholarship and contemporary theology, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth brings a refreshing approach to issues of human sexuality that many of our congregations are currently facing all across the country. With greater visibility of openly LGBT[Q] individuals in our pews and pulpits, congregations will find this resource extraordinarily valuable to conducting honest and thought-proving sacred conversations with their members."
-Rev. Steven C. Baines, Director of Religious Outreach
Americans United for Separation of Church and State