Rachel Gilson experienced same-sex attraction from an early age, but when she became a Christ-follower as an adult, God began to bring her views about sexuality under the authority of the cross. Rachel talks about the importance of responding with God’s loving design for a sexuality that is not arbitrary or cruel. She also shares about her ongoing struggle against sexual brokenness; and she suggests some helpful things Christians can do to enter into this important cultural conversation with love and wisdom.
Rachel serves on the leadership team of Theological Development and Culture with Cru, and is the author of Born Again This Way: Coming Out, Coming to Faith, and What Comes Next (The Good Book Company, 2020). Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today and for Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition, and she speaks nationally and internationally at churches and on college campuses. Rachel holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a history degree from Yale College, and is a PhD student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter.