Resources

By November 2021, you’ll see a brand new RMN website complete with a robust offering of resources for United Methodists and other people of faith looking to learn about LGBTQ+ justice and inclusion in our churches.

Until then, please enjoy this abbreviated list of resources that we recommend for learning and enjoyment. If you’re looking for something that’s not on these lists, please reach out to our Resources Manager.

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LGBTQ+ Terminology

LGBT Terminology (Believe Out Loud)

Glossary of Terms (Human Rights Campaign)

Key Terms/Glossary (The Trevor Project)

Books & Studies

Books

Holy Love, A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality, by Rev. Dr. Steve Harper

Transforming the Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, by Austen Hartke

Living Faithfully Revised and Updated: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church by Alex Joyner, David L. Barnhart Jr., Jill M. Johnson, Rebekah K. Jordon

Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith by Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort

Our Lives Matter by Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey

UnClobber: Rethinking our misuse of The Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin

Our Strangely Warmed Hearts, Coming Out Into God’s Call by Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto

Reclaiming Church by J.J. Warren

Videos

Faithful and Inclusive: six 50-minute video sessions with a study guide. Published by The Institute for Discipleship in 2019.

Family Support Materials

Strong Family Alliance (a resource for families and especially for parents of LGBTQ+ children)

Curated list of children’s books for RMN

What is Intersectionality? (by RMN)

The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate by Jeannie Gainburg

Works in Progress from RMN

These are upcoming resources that RMN is producing specific to our Wesleyan heritage.

Wesleyan Rebuttals to the Clobber Passages

Affirming Wesleyan Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE)

Intersectionality & the Ministry of Reconciliation

Past Virtual Worship Services by RMN

Roughly once a quarter, RMN hosts a virtual worship service for the Reconciling movement.

Parents Reconciling Network Videos

Parents Reconciling Network is a highly active Extension Ministry of RMN. They have put together video conversations on topics relevant to parents of LGBTQ+ people.

Virtual Porch Sessions

The Virtual Porch is an online gathering place where Reconciling United Methodists come to hear an expert talk about their ministry, work, identities, or other topics relevant to the Reconciling movement.

How to be Supportive Family feat. Rev. Jim Waugh and Janet Duke
The Politics of Compassion feat. Rev. Mark Feldmeir
Q&A with Director Daniel Karslake & Bishop Gene Robinson
Reconciling Ministry in Kenya feat. Rev. Kennedy Mwita Thomas

RMN Logo & Materials

Reconciling Ministries are welcome and encouraged to use RMN’s logo in their marketing and branding materials to indicate their Reconciling commitment.

RMN Logo (PNG file)

RMN Informational Flyer (Updated June 2021)

Wellspring Informational Flyer