Love Is an Orientation features six video sessions focusing on building bridges with the gay community. Each session comes out of author Andrew Marin's personal, real-world experiences engaging in the lives of lesbian, gay, and transgender people in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood. Marin helps you realize you can hold onto your beliefs and still build bridges in the most uncomfortable of spaces. DVD/Participant Guide Set. 6 Sessions; Approx. 185 Total Minutes.
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Format: DVD Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0310891264 ISBN-13: 9780310891260 UPC: 025986891268 Availability: In Stock
In this six-session small group Bible study DVD, Love is an Orientation, Andrew Marin leads you in peaceful and productive ways to engage the theological, political and social disconnects between the Christian community and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Todays culture often defines bridge building and reconciliation as a one-way street that leads to full theological, political and social agreement. Yet Christ demonstrated a different path of religious and cultural engagement to establish his kingdom here on earth. In light of such countercultural principles, the Christian community needs a new view on the issues that divide conservative believers and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Andrew Marin uses practical applications hes learned over the last decade of living and working in the LGBT neighborhood of Chicago (Boystown), as well as his international speaking and consulting ministry, to offer a variety of practical teaching, insights, and life-lessons on reaching the LGBT community. Rather than avoiding the topic of homosexuality, Love Is an Orientation aims to equip the Christian community to bridge the gap between LGBT and religious communities. Instead of discussing how to fix gay people, this small group bible study is all about getting to know them, engage them, and love them like Jesus does. After this study, you, your small group and your church will know what it means to peacefully and productively build bridges with the LGBT community. This DVD is designed for use with the companion Love is an Orientation Participant Guide (sold separately). It features six 10 to 15-minute video sessions with Andrew Marin and other real-life stories that will spark discussion and equip you with tools to reach out to the LGBT community in love and understanding. Sessions include: 1. Love Is Our Orientation 2. Building Bridges 3. Theology of Bridge Builders4. Answering Tough Questions5. Adolescents and Sexuality 6. Living in the Tension
Andrew Marin is president and founder of The Marin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to build bridges between the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and religious communities. He is the author of Love Is an Orientation.