This book is a dedicated academic study of Amplify, a series of open and affirming Christian conferences in Asia that provides spaces of worship, support, fellowship, collaboration, and networking for LGBTIQ-affirming churches. Through a detailed analysis of narratives from fourteen Amplify frontliners comprising co-founders, hosts, organisers, co-organisers, speakers, consultants, and other active contributors, this volume chronicles the historical development of Amplify from its 2009 inception in Singapore to subsequent occurrences in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and, most recently, Taiwan in 2018. Written at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and theology, the focus of this volume lies in the construction of Asian LGBTIQ ecclesiologies that emanate from, and speak to the theological vision of doing church at Amplify.
Joseph N. Goh is a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia. He is the author of Living Out Sexuality and Faith: Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men (2018) and Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man: Gender, Society, Body and Faith (2020).
1. Gender Variance, Sexual Diversity and Christianity in Asia2. Amplify Open and Affirming Conferences3. An Ecclesiology of Interminable Flourishing4. An Ecclesiology of Promiscuous Irregularity5. An Ecclesiology of Eschatological Accountability6. Open and Affirming Inclusivity: The Journey Continues