Matthew Vines,"Elevating the Dialogue on BGLTQ Inclusion in the Church" Lecture and Q&A

April 23, 2018

On April 14, 2018, Matthew Vines spoke at Harvard at an event hosted by the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Queer Rites, and Faith in Difference. Matthew is the founder and executive director of The Reformation Project and the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Matthew attended Harvard University from 2008 to 2010. He then took a leave of absence in order to research the Bible and same-sex relationships and work toward LGBTQ inclusion in the church. In March 2012, Matthew delivered a speech at a church in his hometown about the Bible and same-sex relationships, calling for acceptance of gay Christians and their marriage relationships. Since then, the video of the speech has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube, leading to a feature story in The New York Times that fall. Below is a video recording of his lecture and the facilitated Q&A.