West End United Methodist Church

A Practical Theology of Inclusion

Author and Old Testament scholar, Austen Hartke, led two Sunday afternoon training sessions exploring the practical applications of scripture and theology seeking to draw the circle wide for all of God's children.  Session 1 was "Seeing Diverse Sexualities and Gender Identities in the Bible," and the second session was, "LGBTQ+ Allyship for Christians."  Detailed descriptions of each session may be found in the "Overview" pdf link below.   Handouts Austen used in these sessions are available as pdfs below the "Overview."  Austen's web site (http://austenhartke.com/ ) has a wealth of information and resources.  

NOTE ABOUT THE VIDEO: Occasionally in playback it begins a few minutes into the presentation.  If that happens to you, simply scroll back to the beginning.


Overview of the Hartke Sessions 9/15/2019

LGBTQ Allyship Next Steps 9/15/2019