Enough Room at the Table
ENOUGH ROOM AT THE TABLE is a dialogue film set at the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality. It’s meant to model the sacred space that opens up when we gather to genuinely listen to each other and participate in each other’s lives. Our differences in beliefs, theological paradigms, and practice don’t disappear; but we stop seeing each other as position statements or labels and instead see each other as fellow beloved children of God. We start looking like the sort of people who are known by their love.
This film shows a weekend dialogue as 12 Adventists from around the United States gathered to engage and converse about topics often not discussed (or often discussed without key voices at the table). The group includes pastors, educators, parents, and LGBT+ Adventists, all from differing theological paradigms, experiences, and perspectives.
The participants didn’t know each other before this weekend, but they were committed to open, authentic, and respectful dialogue. The deeply honest, sacred, and inspiring dialogue they model is what we’re making available now. We hope this dialogue inspires viewers to host your own small group conversations in your own homes, churches, and communities as it’s a powerful and transformative process that will create ripples of hope and healing.
Each pay-what-you-want purchase (only a $.99 minimum) includes the feature-length film ENOUGH ROOM AT THE TABLE plus over 45 minutes of additional special features, and a facilitator's guidebook & resources (PDF) to help host your own small group dialogue.
“The first duty of love is listening.” - Paul Tillich
This film is produced and directed by Stephen Eyer and Daneen Akers.
FILM: Enough Room at the Table
The feature-length dialogue film.
BONUS: What About Go and Sin No More
What about the verse that's often quoted at LGBT+ people to "go and sin no more"?
BONUS: The Problem With Tough Love
What about the idea of "tough love" or "speaking the truth in love"?
BONUS: Reparative Therapy
What about change or reparative therapy?
What about the often-mandated church policies of celibacy?
BONUS: How To Be An Ally
What is an ally?
BONUS: The Traits of a Healthy Church
What makes a church healthy?
BONUS: Family Guilt
What about the guilt many families endure?
BONUS: What I Want In A Pastor
One participant who identifies as part of the LGBT+ community answers a pastor's question: "What do you want in a pastor?"
The trailer to the documentary "Enough Room at the Table".