Hello to all at freedom2b,
My name is Mark Jennings, I am an academic working in Religious Studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia.
I am currently researching the experiences of LGBTI individuals who have attended – or currently attend – Pentecostal-Charismatic churches in Australia.
Some of the questions I seek to find answers to in this research include:
1. What are some of the unique challenges faced by LGBTI congregation members in PCC churches, and how do they negotiate these challenges?
2. What might be the factors that lead LGBTI people – both closeted or out – to continue attending PCC congregations, rather than becoming members of other denominations or ceasing to attend churches altogether?
3. How do PCC church leaders respond theologically and pastorally to LGBTI issues and individuals, whether they are aware of any who attend their congregations or not?
If you are interested in participating in an interview, or know someone who might be, you can find out more about the research (including my contact details) at the link below. All interviews are strictly confidential and anonymous.
You can also find out some more about me by visiting my research profile at the link below:
Thanks for your time.