At first glance, the Bible seems to say very little about going on holiday. But the word ‘holiday’ comes from the joining of two words: “holy” and “day”. It is a day (or days) set aside from the regular day to day work or labour. Of course, this dates right back to the seventh day of creation in Genesis.
How should we react to the description of Christians in Scripture as brothers and sisters? Three broad truths in the Bible are explored in this article – God is our Father; Adoption is by grace; Christians are family. In light of these truths, Rob encourages us to grow in our love towards our sacred siblings.
"Life on Side B" is a podcast that looks at the lives of same-sex attracted Christians who believe in the Christian sexual ethic. Each episode explores the joys, beauty and challenges that come with living in this counter-cultural way by interviewing a diverse selection of men and women on their experiences of faith and sexuality.
I grew up in a family that sometimes attended the village church, although sometimes only at Christmas and Easter. At the age of 8, I started boarding at all-boys schools. I remember, aged 12, anxiously saying to myself, “There’s something wrong with me. I’m made to love boys, not girls.”
Abby and I have been sharing a house for about 14 years now. People often ask us about how living together works, and what advice we’d give to other same-sex attracted Christians looking to live communally. In this article, we explain what it means for us to be deeply involved in each other’s lives.
I’m not a fan of the word “homophobic” - it has too many violent and broad connotations, so I’m using it rather provocatively here. This article explores the fear, anger, prejudice and mistrust I have previously experienced because of my same-sex attractions from some individuals in a church context.
This is a review of the video course “LBGT & The Church”, produced by the US-based Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. The organisation is led by Preston Sprinkle and he sets the tone, getting away from the ivory tower to hear the stories of gay people.
I created this short script of an imaginary couple (Andrew and Zac) arriving at an imaginary church (Family Church). I tried not to make it too much of a caricature or too extreme. But I wanted to include a range of uncomfortable experiences, so that it can be used to stimulate discussion.
In this article we interview Tim, one of the church leaders of Citygate Church, on his reflections on this teaching programme. The leaders spent a considerable time learning about how to address matters of gender & sexuality, in order to remain biblically faithful whilst being pastorally sensitive and showing care to all.