Religious faith reduces suicidality for virtually every American demographic except one: LGBTQ people. It’s past time the church confronted the ongoing and devastating impact of this legacy. Breaking down the issues both historically and socially, Heavy Burdens (Brazos Press, Fall 2021) provides an honest account of the ways in which LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, helping Christians grapple with hard realities and empowering churches to navigate a better path forward. Start reading now.
Debate over competing approaches to LGBTQ issues is at an all-time high, and it will only increase in the coming years. With the release of the Nashville Statement in 2017 and the most recent PCA Report on Human Sexuality in 2020, Christians are consistently forced to grapple with issues related to LGBTQ people. However, few Christian resources provide the historical and sociological background necessary to understand the problems we currently face. Heavy Burdens fills that gap, educating Christians on the real-world impact of this debate and guiding readers to consider the church’s complicity in the problems we face today. Start reading now.