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.
Books & Studies
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
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)
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.
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.