Table of Contents for Does Jesus Really Love Me? : A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America


Introduction: Does Jesus Love Me? 1(12)
DOUBTING
I Beginnings: In the Capital of Christian America
Nashville, Tennessee
13(19)
II The Agnostics
New York; Bangor, Maine
32(24)
"My Christianity became a vague spiritual notion"
50(6)
Josh Cook
III Yes, Jesus Hates You: Westboro Baptist Church
Topeka, Kansas
56(18)
IV The Power and the Story: The Scandal of the Harding University Queer Press
Searcy, Arkansas
74(25)
STRUGGLING
V Exit Strategy, Part I: Exodus International's Reorientation Ministry
Orlando, Florida; Irvine, California
99(122)
VI B Exit Strategy, Part II: A Visit to an Exodus Group
Kirkland, Washington
221
"Things I've taught have been wounding"
127(5)
John Smid
VII Freedom to Marry: Jake and Elizabeth Buechner
A city in the northern United States
132(16)
VIII Choosing Celibacy: Kevin Olson
St. Paul, Minnesota
148(19)
"I am being resurrected"
162(5)
Ted Haggard
IX The Ministry Is the Closet: Ben Dubow
Hartford, Connecticut
167(12)
X Agreeing to Disagree: The Evangelical Covenant Church Chicago
179(27)
"Brothers, I think the church needs a season of prayer"
198(8)
Benjamin L. Reynolds
XI What Price, Unity? First United Lutheran Church
San Francisco
206(21)
RECONCILING
XII New Community: The Gay Christian Network
Raleigh, North Carolina
227(23)
"My answer is always the same: God loves you no matter what"
244(6)
David Johnson
XIII Keeping It Together: The Schert Family
Valdosta, Georgia
250(12)
XIV Return of the Exiles: Lianna Carrera and Jennifer Knapp Hollywood, California; Nashville, Tennessee
262(21)
"God said to me: I am bigger than the church"
277(6)
Mary Glasspool
XV A House of Prayer for All People: The Metropolitan Community Church
San Francisco; Las Vegas
283(15)
XVI Feels Like Home: Highlands Church
Denver
298(31)
HOPING
XVII I Think God Understands: Gideon Eads
Kingman, Arizona
329(10)
Conclusion 339(12)
Acknowledgments 351