The Gay Dilemma and Your Church - Reaching Out to Those Who Struggle
Whether it’s a friend, family member, neighbor, or coworker, chances are you know someone who’s gay. You want to respond well, but you’re not sure how. How do you help and encourage other Christians struggling with same-sex attraction? How do you interact with those who have embraced homosexuality as a lifestyle, both in and out of the church?
Through his years of ministry experience, John Freeman offers timely wisdom for engaging with people who experience same-sex attraction, whether in your church or in your community. Using biblically grounded principles, he guides you in having meaningful, productive conversations with people you meet who are struggling in this area.
About the Author
John Freeman, M.A.R., is president of Harvest USA and has been a guest lecturer at Westminster Seminary, Reformed Seminary, and Cairn University.
John Freeman began his ministry with Harvest USA as a volunteer while in seminary. As President of the organization, he now champions the mission of Harvest USA. He has a deep burden to see those who struggle with pornography, homosexuality, same-sex attractions, and sexual addictions experience changed lives through Jesus Christ. John spends most of his time helping churches be equipped to better take care of the hearts of individuals, families, and youth affected by and vulnerable to these problems and struggles. He frequently works with pastors, church staff, and elder boards in consultations about how to make their churches redemptive places of hope and help for sexual strugglers.
John Freeman has contributed to Tabletalk and The Journal of Biblical Counseling and has been a regular guest writer for the faith page of The Philadelphia Daily News, for which he was a 2008 Amy Award. Author of the minibook The Gay Dilemma and Your Church: Reaching Out to Those Who Struggle, John also recently contributed to the book Reformed Means Missional: Following Jesus Into the World. His newest book is Hide or Seek: When Men Get Real with God about Sex.
John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Westminster Theological Seminary. In addition to his ministry with Harvest USA, John has served as adjunct faculty in the graduate counseling departments of Cairn University and at The Center of Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia.
John and his wife, Penny, have been married over 30 years and have three grown children. Their home is in the Philadelphia area.