A Missional Perspective on the Theology of Sexuality, Gender and Identity
Relationships, identities, orientations, mores and even such seemingly straightforward concepts like gender are creating battle lines between the church and broader society. How do we navigate such complex conversations? What can we learn from the LGBTQ community? What does it mean for all of us to be created sexual?
Deb Hirsch is a speaker, church leader and writer. She has led churches in both Australia and Los Angeles. She is one of the founders of Forge Mission Training Network and a current member of the Forge America national team. She also serves as a board member for Missio Alliance. She co-authored (with Alan Hirsch) Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship. Her new book Redeeming Sex reflects something of her own journey and attempts to bring new conversations around sexuality into the context of the church. Deb has been involved in social work, community development and as a trained counselor has worked in the field of sexuality for over 25 years. She and her husband live in community with others in Los Angeles.