Login to your Account

Do not have an account yet? Create one

I lost my password. Please email it to me

Washed and Waiting

Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian |

Washed and Waiting
Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality

Wesley Hill

Is there a place for celibate, gay Christians in the church?

How do the gospel, holiness, and indwelling sin play out in the life of a Christian experiencing same-sex attraction? And how do brothers and sisters in Christ show love to them?

Wesley Hill offers wise counsel that is biblically faithful, theologically serious, and oriented to the life and practice of the church. As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God’s “No” to same-sex sexual intimacy.

What does it mean for gay Christians to be faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God’s will for believers who experience same-sex desires? Those who choose celibacy are often left to deal with loneliness and the hunger for relationships. How can gay Christians experience God’s favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt?

Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. He advocates neither unqualified “healing” for those who struggle nor accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness.

ISBN: 978-031-053-419-8
Format: Paperback (224 pages)
Category: Christian Living; Pastoral Resources
Publisher: Zondervan, 2016

Foreword by Eve Tushnet
Foreword by Kathryn Greene-McCreight
Author’s Note

Prelude: Washed and Waiting
1. A Story-Shaped Life

Interlude: The Beautiful Incision
2. The End of Loneliness

Postlude: ”Thou Art Lightning and Love”
3. The Divine Accolade

Afterword: Washed and Still Waiting

Email a Friend About This Item

No form?
Install the cformsII plugin' .
Available here