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  • Known for Love: Loving Your LGBTQ Friends and Family without Compromising Biblical Truth

Known for Love: Loving Your LGBTQ Friends and Family without Compromising Biblical Truth

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Answering the hard and painful questions in a sexually confused world.

We live in a world with competing voices about what it means to love and to be loving. It's tough—if not impossible—to feel this tension. But what does it mean that Jesus was known for love? We want to be like Him—known for love—but that can quickly become confusing when feelings, family, and dear friends come into the picture. In Known for Love, pastor Casey Hough provides a biblical and theological framework for thinking through the hard situations we encounter with family and friends. Drawing from a well of faithful biblical scholars, Hough provides insights for everyday Christians living in a sexually broken world.

What did Jesus say, if anything, about homosexuality?
Should we refer to people as "gay" Christians?
Should Christians attend the wedding of a gay marriage?
Should I welcome my same sex attracted child and partner to my home?
How do I love my daughter who now believes she's my son?

Along with answering these important questions, Hough gives us a framework that helps us think through future scenarios that we will likely encounter.

Just reading through these questions can stir up a lot of emotions. But Casey brings us biblical news which is always good news. If you want to cultivate a heart for God and others that upholds truth, a heart that is marked by compassion and love, a heart that strengthens you and others in the gospel, you will welcome this essential and timely resource.

Known for Love gives us the wisdom and courage we need to live into these days with faithful and truly loving hearts.


About the Author

Casey Hough
CASEY B. HOUGH (PhD, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) currently serves as Director of Partnerships and Curriculum at World Hope Ministries International and Assistant Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Luther Rice College & Seminary. Before moving to World Hope, Casey served in pastoral ministry for 16 years. He and his wife, Hannah, have five children and live in Houston, TX.

Endorsements

"Casey Hough's Known for Love is a wonderful one-volume resource that Christians need in this urgent hour. With the heart of a pastor and the mind of a professor, Casey brings great interpretive care to arrive at conclusions that are as full of grace as they are of truth."
—ANDREW T. WALKER
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Known for Love by Casey Hough is an essential guide for any disciple of Jesus seeking to navigate the intersection of faith and LGBTQ relationships with grace and integrity. With compassion and biblical wisdom, Hough invites readers to embrace a posture of grace and love that rejoices in truth. This book offers a timely and much-needed perspective, equipping readers to be winsome ambassadors for Christ. It is a must-read for anyone seeking to love God and others well as they seek to live as disciples of Jesus."
—EVAN POSEY
Executive Vice President and Provost Luther Rice College and Seminary

"Engaging LGBT friends and family with both truth and grace is one of the most important issues of our age. Casey Hough outlines a thorough and biblical case for the historic Christian sexual ethic while also giving wise and pastoral guidelines for living this out faithfully in our age. This is a resource every Christian should have, and every church should have in bulk."
—DANIEL DARLING
Director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement and author of several books, including The Dignity Revolution, Agents of Grace, and A Way with Words

"Anthropology is the issue of our lifetime. People endlessly debate over views of gender and sexuality. And it's not going to stop. As a pastor, I'm always looking for trustworthy and helpful resources to put into the hands of other leaders and church members. As a father, I'm always wanting to help my children work through the real issues they'll face living as Christians in a world with wildly different values and beliefs than theirs. Known for Love does both. Casey Hough helps Christians live by Jesus' call to love our neighbors without compromising biblical truth."
—ERIK REED
Lead Pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon, TN; founder of Knowing Jesus Ministries

"There is a false dichotomy in our cultural moment that claims either you bless and affirm someone's same-sex desires, or you are a homophobic bigot. Sadly, the result is that many evangelicals have chosen to remain silent on the matter altogether in order to resist labels and pressures they are unwilling to handle. The church needs more resources to equip believers in how they can avoid the false dichotomy. We must be clear on God's design, and also unwavering in love of neighbor. Those postures are not at odds with one another, and Casey Hough has helped us to how to be biblical in what I believe is the greatest matter of confusion in our culture today."
—DEAN INSERRA
Lead Pastor, City Church, Tallahassee; author of The Unsaved Christian

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-7106-2
Publish Date: June 2024
Format: eBook