Common Ground: Seminary Students' Beliefs on Same-Sex Relationships Published in Sociology of Religion
The research dives deep into the perspectives of 1st-year seminary students on same-sex relationships, marriage, and ordination, based on 102 interviews.
1. Students, regardless of their personal stances, often look to the same three authorities: Biblical, Godly, and real-life experiences within the LGBTQ+ community.
2. About a third of students expressed uncertainties, ambivalence, or even contradictions in describing their views.
3. These uncertainties typically arise from the delicate balance of reconciling different authorities, with certainty often tied to privileging (or emphasizing) one authority over others.