Some of you have been waiting for this for a long time. Our Silo courses on Homosexuality, the Bible, & the Church are now ready to go! Preston Sprinkle has created two Silo courses that will help you think through the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality and a gracious approach to interacting with the LGBT community and those in our churches who experience same-sex attraction.
First, a quick word about Silo. The Silo Project takes insights from our college level courses (I’m referring to Eternity Bible College) and presents them in attractive, self-paced mini-courses. Each course consists of 12–16 sessions, and each session features a 5–7 minute video with optional online discussion. It’s a perfect way to dive deeper into the Bible, theology, or ministry in the midst of a busy schedule. Each class is also affordable: $25 as an individual or $20 if you sign up with a group of 5 or more (each course also features a small group study guide). You can also license Silo courses for classroom settings at a significant discount.
Now about Preston’s courses on homosexuality. Preston’s study on homosexuality, which many of you have benefited from via this blog, is now being presented in two Silo courses. The first is entitled Homosexuality & the Bible. This course explores what the Bible says about homosexuality, gay marriage, and gender identity. Preston examines the key passages carefully and also dives into biblical principles that relate to the topic.
The second course is entitled Homosexuality & the Church. This course builds on the biblical foundation of the first course and explores how Christians should interact with the LGBT community and minister to and with those within our churches who experience same-sex attraction. He also explores a number of practical questions, such as:
- Is same-sex attraction caused by “nature” or “nurture”?
- How can I respond biblically to my same-sex attraction?
- What do I do if a gay couple walks into my church?
- What do I do if I think my child is gay?
- What do I do if my child “comes out” gay?
- Should I vote on gay marriage?
- Should I attend my gay friends’ wedding?
Because we want all of you to be able to benefit from Preston’s careful study, we are offering both courses at a significant discount: $15 each for individuals, $12 each for groups of 5 or more. To get this discount, use the code “hbc” when you register for the course. Also, see below for preview videos and outlines for each course.
Homosexuality & the Bible
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Gender & Marriage in Genesis 1–2
Session 3: Sodom & Gomorrah
Session 4: David & Jonathan
Session 5: Leviticus 18 & 20, Part 1
Session 6: Leviticus 18 & 20, Part 2
Session 7: Jesus’ View of Homosexuality, Part 1
Session 8: Jesus’ View of Homosexuality, Part 2
Session 9: Jesus’ Posture Toward the Marginalized
Session 10: The Context of Romans 1
Session 11: The Argument of Romans 1
Session 12: Counterarguments for Romans 1, Part 1
Session 13: Counterarguments for Romans 1, Part 2
Session 14: Words Matter
Session 15: 1 Corinthians 6
Session 16: Summary
Homosexuality & the Church
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Does “Nature” Cause Same-Sex Attraction?
Session 3: Does “Nurture” Cause Same-Sex Attraction?
Session 4: Theologically Speaking, Does “Nature Vs. Nurture” Matter?
Session 5: Living with Same-Sex Attraction
Session 6: Celibacy, Part 1
Session 7: Celibacy, Part 2
Session 8: When a Gay Couple Walks into Church
Session 9: What Do I Do if I Think My Child Is Gay?
Session 10: What Do I Do if My Child “Comes Out” Gay?
Session 11: Should I Vote Against Gay Marriage?
Session 12: Should I Attend My Gay Friends’ Wedding?
Session 13: How Should We Relate to Those Who Disagree?
Session 14: Developing the Proper Posture