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LGBTQ and the Church Podcast Series: A Conversation We Need to Have

Dr. Mark Yarhouse: How to Pastor Someone Who Has Gender Dysphoria

Dr. Mark Yarhouse is a clinical psychologist who has devoted his life to researching and assisting people as they navigate the complex relationship between their sexual or gender identity and their Christian faith. He leads the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute at Wheaton College, where he also serves as a professor and the chair in psychology. Mark is also currently the chair of the task force on LGTBQ issues for Division 36 of the American Psychological Association. He has written extensively on topics of gender identity and faith, including his latest book, Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today’s Youth.

Listen to Dr. Mark Yarhouse’s podcast on the ChurchLeaders Podcast today.

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Ed Shaw: How God Has Used Same-Sex Attraction to Equip Me As a Pastor

ed shawEd Shaw is a church planter, the pastor of Emmanuel City Centre in Bristol, England, and the director of Living Out, a ministry that seeks to encourage Christians, equip churches, and engage the world with God’s plan for sexuality and identity. He is also an accomplished writer, and his latest book is titled, Purposeful Sexuality: A Short Christian Introduction. Ed loves his family and friends, his church and city, and music and books.

Listen to Ed Shaw’s podcast on the ChurchLeaders Podcast today.

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Dr. Sean McDowell: Scripture Is Very Clear About God’s Design for Sexuality

Dr. Sean McDowell is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is a gifted communicator who is passionate about equipping the church to make the case for the Christian faith. Sean is the co-host for the Think Biblically podcast, one of the most popular podcasts on faith and cultural engagement, and he has written several books, including Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture. Sean is married to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Listen to Dr. Sean McDowell’s podcast on the ChurchLeaders Podcast today.

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Rachel Gilson: How Jesus Helps Me Say No to My Same-Sex Desires

Rachel Gilson serves on the leadership team for Theological Development and Culture at Cru. She is a graduate of Yale, earned her Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Rachel is the author of “Born Again This Way: Coming Out, Coming to Faith, and What Comes Next.” Her writing has been featured in a variety of publications, including Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition. Rachel has been married to Andrew for 12 years and they have one daughter.

Listen to Rachel Gilson’s podcast on the ChurchLeaders Podcast today.

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Caleb Kaltenbach: Do You See the LGBTQ Community Through God’s Eyes?

Caleb Kaltenbach is the executive director of the Messy Grace Group and the author of Messy Truth: How to Foster Community without Sacrificing Conviction (WaterBrook, on sale 8/10/21), God of Tomorrow and Messy Grace. Through The Messy Grace Group, he helps leaders, Christian organizations, and churches develop influence with LGBTQ individuals without sacrificing theological convictions. He’s a graduate of Ozark Christian College, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, and received his doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary.

A frequent speaker on faith, sexuality, and society, Caleb has contributed to or been a guest with The New York Times, Fox and Friends, Christianity Today, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, and Focus on the Family. He and his family live in Southern California and practically live at Disneyland. For more information about Caleb and his ministry, visit calebkaltenbach.com and messygracegroup.org.

Listen to Caleb Kaltenbach’s podcast on the ChurchLeaders Podcast today.

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As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye