Can we disagree well over LGBTQ+ inclusion in the Church? - The Whole Church Podcast

Episode 218

Can we disagree well over LGBTQ+ inclusion in the Church?

Tremper Longman III joins us once more, this time to discuss how LGBTQ+ issues are handled in the Church! Joshua Noel and TJ (Tiberius Juan) Blackwell ask Dr Longman about the many different positions churches have taken on issues like whether we should be affirming or not of same-sex marriages, how welcoming we should be to those in these lifestyles, whether the Church should affirm people who are transexual, or whether people in the Church should use the preferred pronouns of those we are speaking to


Why is homosexuality a sin if being gay is just who I am? Is it REALLY ok to be LGBTQ & Christian? What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Can my church be welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community without being affirming? Should Christians be respectful of people's chosen pronouns? How do we know what to believe about same-sex desires? Is homosexuality okay in the Church? Where does the Bible say that being gay is a sin?


In this episode, we will:

  • Discuss the different positions in the Church concerning the LGBTQ+ community
  • Explain the Biblical case against same-sex relationships
  • Deconstruct the behaviors of those in the Church towards LGBTQ+ peoples
  • Wrestle with questions of how to treat those who are different from ourselves


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Joshua Noel

I am from Knoxville, TN. Grew up in Florida and Charlotte, NC. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, am preparing to attend Law School at the University of South Carolina, have co-hosted "The Whole Church Podcast" with my best friend TJ Blackwell for four years, and I have been involved in local ministries for 15 years now. I'm pretty huge into hermeneutics, U.S. Constitutional Law, and Biblical theology, and my favorite TV show is "Doctor Who".

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TJ Blackwell

TJ was born and now lives. He now co-hosts The Whole Church podcast

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