Coming Spring 2018
Be the Hope: Living a Faith That is Queer, Scandalous, and Strong
How Can Queerness Invigorate Your Work and Prophetic Witness?
A conference sponsored by Parity -- more info coming soon!
At Greenbelt, Liz had a great convo with Nomad: "Liz Edman believes she has learnt more from the LGBTQ community about what it means to be a Christian, than she has from the Church. Why? Well, she believes the church has forgotten what it means to be scandalous, to struggle for identity and to expand its boundaries to include the marginalised. And so the Church needs to learn from the gay community – and other marginalised groups – that have embraced these virtues."
What can Christianity learn from the Queer Experience?
A LOT, IN FACT.
A NEW BOOK FOR A NEW TIME.
Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity argues that queer people possess virtue, according to terms that Christianity itself sets out. Rather than asking what Christianity has to say about queerness, Edman turns the lens around and asks what queerness can tell us about Christianity.
Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and The Library Journal:
“[Edman’s] tone and personal examples are compelling. By turning the conversation around to show what queerness can tell readers about Christianity, this work provides a striking road map for larger, more productive conversations and community building.” [Full Review]
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Edman’s fellow progressive Christians may pay closest attention to her absorbing argument. Perhaps all Christians ought to.”
“Edman writes with the tender hand, approachable intelligence, and wise humility of that super-smart, big-hearted priest you always want yet rarely find. She takes words we think we know—‘scandal,’ ‘pride,’ ‘queerness’—and encourages us to consider them in a new light. And at a time when narratives about Christianity are often hyper-individualistic and oversimplified, she reminds us of a vibrant gospel that’s richly relational, comfortingly complex, and inherently hopeful. A vital read.”
—Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America