Homosexuality & the Church

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Below you will find the full outline of the Homosexuality & the Church (Homosexuality, the Bible, & the Church, Part 2) course. You can start the course exactly as you would in the actual course—read the descriptions, watch the videos, and interact with the discussion questions. For the first two sessions, the only difference is that in the actual course you would be able to interact with other people from around the world or from your local church.

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Course Description

This is the second of two courses on Homosexuality, the Bible, & the Church. This course builds upon the biblical foundation of the previous course (what the Bible says about homosexuality), and addresses practical questions about how to respond to same-sex attraction personally and how to minister to the LGBT community and those within our churches who experience same-sex attraction.

About the Instructor

Preston Sprinkle is a professor, speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author.

He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland (2007), and he’s been a professor of theology at Cedarville University (OH), Nottingham University (England), and Eternity Bible College (CA and ID).

Preston is currently a full-time author, speaker, and teacher, though his dream in life is to become the next bass player for U2…or perhaps a professional surfer (neither of which he is very good at).

Course Sessions

Session 1: Introduction


  1. Why is it important to be clear about what we mean when we use broad terms like “homosexuality”?
  2. Why is it (or is it) important to be careful about which terms we use and how we use them? Which terms might be unnecessarily offensive, and which terms are better?

Session 2: Does “Nature” Cause Same-Sex Attraction?


  1. What evidence is there to suggest that “nature”—a person’s genetic makeup—causes same sex attraction? Do you find this evidence convincing? Why or why not?
  2. What evidence is there to suggest that “nature” does not cause same sex attraction? Do you find this evidence convincing? Why or why not?
  3. How would you describe the influence of biological factors on a person’s sexual orientation? Why do you say that?

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Additional Course Sessions (available in the full course)

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

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