The debate over whether same-sex marriage will be legal in America is now over. However, the issue is far from settled. This series of Adult Bible Fellowships explores the topic of same-sex marriage from a Biblical viewpoint while also weighing the cultural and social arguments for and against the practice.

The content of this series is built around the book, Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, written by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet. Below is the authors’ summary of the book, adapted to fit my own Adult Bible Fellowship series:

Same-sex marriage is now here, presenting unique challenges and opportunities. How should Christians answer the standard talking points for same-sex marriage? How can we best articulate the case for one-man, one-woman marriage in everyday conversation? A thoughtful approach to God’s design for marriage is the answer to both questions. The key is not a contentious attitude but a winsome perspective that is faithful to Christ, committed to truth, and shaped by love for God and others. This series will assure Christians that because Jesus is risen, engaging modern culture continues to be our calling…now more than ever!

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Session 1: So, What Now?

Session 2: What Just Happened to Our Culture?

Session 3: Beyond the Noise, Beyond the Heat: Starting at the Right Place

Session 4: How God Defines Marriage 

Session 5: Leaving God Out of It

Session 6: A Tale of Two Views

Session 7: The Cosmological Shift