WALKING THE BRIDGELESS CANYON: REPAIRING THE BREACH BETWEEN THE CHURCH & THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY | PAPERBACK (ENGLISH)

Kathy Baldock, author, LGBTQ advocate, and Executive Director of CanyonWalker Connections is a leading expert on LGBTQ issues in the United States, especially dealing with historical and current discrimination faced from the socially conservative Christian church and political sector.

Kathy Baldock founded Canyonwalker Connections in 2009 as a natural outgrowth of her already-burgeoning ministry of reconciliation between the socially and religiously conservative American community and the LGBT community. A graduate of Rutgers University’s College of Engineering, as well as an accomplished entrepreneur and small business owner, Baldock had no ties to the LGBT community until 2001 when she forged a friendship with a woman who she later found out was a lesbian. Through organic relationships and years of research, Baldock shifted her own views and saw the immense need for accessible education in this area. More of the specifics of her backstory can be found at www.canyonwalkerconnections.com.

A video overview of Baldock’s teaching entitled “Unclobbering the Tangled Mess” which follows her book “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon” can be found on Youtube at https://youtu.be/MBwajcvZtqw

An accompanying Discussion Guide for “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon” can also be found on Amazon.

Baldock currently travels the country speaking in venues from churches to university campuses, sharing the eye-opening findings of her research fully tailored to audience needs. She engages with a visual timeline in ways that help audience members identify, assimilate, and retain information to guide them in overcoming cultural biases and understanding the sources of negative images of LGBT people today.

Baldock is working on her second book, “Forging a Sacred Weapon: How the Bible became Anti-Gay” with fellow researcher, Ed Oxford. The book and accompanying documentary, “1946: The Movie” will be out in Spring and Summer 2022.

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DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR WALKING THE BRIDGELESS CANYON: FOR PERSONAL, GROUP & BIBLE STUDY USE (ENGLISH)

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: A Discussion Guide for Personal, Group & Bible Study Use was created by a team that reviewed the manuscript to ensure the discussion questions and text were accessible, gracious, and moved people along understanding with a good balance of push and kindness.

The Guide will also be a great tool for those who are already affirming. But the ultimate market is Christians who are undecided and/or uneducated about sexual orientation and gender identity at the intersection of faith.

If you want to read through the Foreword so that you can get a feel for the tone of the guide, you can read that here: WTBC Study Guide Foreword.

 

 

 

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon Walking the Bridgeless Canyon is a highly accessible book meticulously researched with almost 500 footnotes which ultimately challenges readers to assess and remove their own flawed or ill-informed lenses through which they view the LGBTQ community.Signed copies can be purchased directly on this site for the same price as offered from online…

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ATRAVESANDO EL CAÑÓN SIN PUENTE: REPARANDO LA BRECHA ENTRE LA IGLESIA Y L COMUNIDAD LGBTQ | PAPERBACK (SPANISH)

En 2001, Kathy Baldock, una cristiana evangélica conservadora y heterosexual, conoció a Netto Montoya, una aborigen americana lesbiana, mientras estaba haciendo senderismo en las caminerias cercanas a su casa en las montañas de Sierra Nevada. Su amistad desafió las creencias culturales y religiosas de Baldock sobre las personas gay, lesbianas, bisexuales y transgénero.
En Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Reparando la brecha entre la Iglesia y la comunidad LGBTQ, Baldock descubre los filtros históricos, culturales, médicos y políticos de discriminación a través de los cuales se ve a la comunidad LGBTQ. Con un contexto fundamental firmemente establecido, examina el filtro más controversial de todos: lo que dice la Biblia sobre el comportamiento sexual entre personas del mismo sexo.
Diez años de investigación, así como las relaciones con miles de personas gay, lesbianas, bisexuales y transgénero, llevaron a responder preguntas importantes: ¿Cómo se entrelazaron la historia, la cultura, la ciencia y la política para crear discriminación social contra las comunidades gay y transgénero? ¿Cuándo y por qué la comunidad cristiana conservadora se centró en las comunidades gay y transgénero? ¿Debería extenderse la comunión cristiana a las personas gay y transgénero? ¿Deberían concederse matrimonios cristianos a parejas del mismo sexo? ¿Qué está sucediendo hoy dentro del movimiento cristiano LGBTQ?
Baldock construye cuidadosamente una narrativa en forma de línea del tiempo histórica mientras desenreda los detalles de varias influencias y personas con influencia. A lo largo del camino, comparte historias y testimonios fascinantes que enriquecen el viaje. Finalmente, para aquellos que se preguntan cómo pueden entablar conversaciones productivas y respetuosas sobre la intersección de la fe y la orientación sexual o la identidad de género, este libro ofrece los recursos y las herramientas necesarias para tomar decisiones informadas, sabias y centradas en Cristo. También existe una Guía de discusión complementaria para este libro que está disponible y diseñada para uso personal, grupal o de estudio bíblico.
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