Resources for a Discussion on Marriage

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Like the society at large, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) hold a wide variety of views on the subject of same-gender marriage. A proposed amendment changing the definition of marriage in the Directory for Worship (W-4.9000) has been approved by the 221st General Assembly and is being voted on by presbyteries.

The list of resources below is designed to help congregational discussions on the issues of homosexuality and same-gender marriage. The list is based on similar lists published by the Fellowship Community (a merger of Presbyterians for Renewal and the Fellowship of Presbyterians), the Covenant Network, and More Light Presbyterians. It has been reviewed and supplemented by a theologically diverse group of teaching and ruling elders in the Presbytery of Chicago.

If you have any questions, or recommendations of other resources, please contact Barbara Bundick at

May these resources inform your understanding of the issues and increase your appreciation of those with whom you differ.

Denominational Resources

Books, Articles and Videos

Christian Marriage presentation

Commissioners, use your 2014 Presbytery Assembly Packet password to gain access to video of Dr. James Brownson’s presentation (April 2014) on interpreting the Bible by discovering the “moral logic” behind its teachings. (20 min)

What the Bible really says about Marriage on Vimeo - Google Chrome_2014-11-14_16-24-00

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