The following are resources that may be used to enrich respectful conversations on the topic of human sexuality. Click here to download a PDF of this list.

Questions from Holy Huddles

Click here to download some of the questions that were submitted during the Holy Huddle gatherings. They are grouped by topic and similar questions are combined. This is a working document and as questions are submitted, they will be added. Please check back regularly.

 

Scripture

  • I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:1-6)
  • Enlarge the site of your tent, and stretch out the drapes of your dwellings; don’t hold back. Lengthen your tent ropes and strengthen your stakes. To the right and to the left you will burst out, and your children will possess the nations’ land and settle their desolate cities. (Isaiah 54:2-3)
  • “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me. My Father’s house has room to spare. If that weren’t the case, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? When I go to prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too. You know the way to the place I’m going.” Thomas asked, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” (John 14:1-5)
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you. We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. (Romans 12:3-5)

Guidance from John Wesley

  • General Rules of the Methodist Church: as prescribed by John Wesley
  • “Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” ― John Wesley
  • “I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.” ― John Wesley, How To Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer
  • “Though we cannot think alike may we not love alike?”― John Wesley
  • “The world is my parish.”― John Wesley

Books

United Methodist Resources

Bible/Group Studies

Research

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