Last week I had the D.Min students I lead, read an academic theological text on sexuality and gender issues; God, Sex, and Gender: An Introduction, by Adrian Thatcher. This week I have them reading something less academic and more about sexuality as lived and experienced in church contexts; Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community, by Andrew Marin.
I was going to offer a summary of Marin's work. But one of my students, Tim Buechsel, a young german pastor ministering in Hong Kong has written such a good post about the book, I thought I'd direct you there.
And if you want to read along and discuss with any of the students in the program, you can do so at our main Leadership and Global Perspectives site.