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Faithful Resources for our Conversations on Human Sexuality

Dakotas Conference Strategy Team tools:
• Timeline Tool
• Breakthrough Prayer
• Values Workshops
• Engaging conversations Regarding Human Sexuality and Covenant

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General Conference UMC Plans:
Comparison of Proposals to General Conference
• General Conference website 
• Dakotas Conference General Conference Information 

Helpful resources:
God Unbound, by Elaine Heath
Unafraid and Unashamed, by Wil Cantrell
Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease, by David Field
Are We Really Better Together by Rob Renfroe and Walter Fenton
Living Faithfully, Human Sexuality and the UMC by Barnhart, Jordon, Joyner, and Johnson
Where Do We Go From Here, edited by Kevin Slimp (Honest Responses from 24 UMC Leaders)
Courageous Conversations, by Rev. Junius Dotson, from See all the

Good News staff recommend this for the conservative view:
Moral Vision of the New Testament (ch. 16), by Richard Hayes
Fault Lines, by Voddie Baucham Jr.

Moderate / progressive-evangelical views:
Making Sense of the Bible (ch. 29), by Adam Hamilton
• What Are We Fighting For?: Coming Together Around What Matters Most, by Thomas Bickerton
Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible Sexuality and the UMC
Changing Our Mind, by David Gushee
Bible, Gender & Sexuality, by James Brownson
The Reformation Project  

LGBTQ+ Christian views:
God and the Gay Christian, by Matthew Vines
Torn, by Justin Lee
• Letters to John Shore from gay Christians, in first  part of Unfair, by straight blogger John Shore


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