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Contentment in God

Enjoying God and experiencing satisfaction in Christ are exciting elements of the Christian life. In addition to enjoyment and satisfaction though, Paul makes this assertion in 1 Timothy 6:6: “But godliness with contentment is great gain”. It is easy to panic and find ourselves without any peace of mind. How can we possibly be content?

Enjoying Intimate Friendship with God

Do you like God? The most important commandment, says Jesus, is to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength’ (Mark 12:30). Surely, I just have to get on with the business of loving him, don’t I?

Staying celibate in a sexualised society

When asked to write this article I was forced to the realisation that I am a 30-year-old male choosing celibacy. That is probably relatively unusual. The teacher in me couldn’t resist loosely dividing this into three areas: what does it mean to be celibate, what can help us achieve that goal and why bother?

Are Same-Sex Attractions Sinful?

One of the most frequently asked questions when I speak at churches and conferences on the subject of same-sex temptations is this: “Is it sinful for someone simply to be attracted to a person of the same-sex?” This article is written in part to provide a comprehensive and thought-through response.

Review: "The Plausibility Problem" by Ed Shaw

This is a brilliant book, which is well worth reading by all modern Christians. It addresses all sorts of issues more generally covered by the question, "How can I possibly do what God is asking of me?" in contexts where you can always find somebody who will tell you that, "God isn't really asking that of you."

Introduction to TFT

This video introduces our ministry through the experiences of four of our members: Anne, Caz, Chris and Robert. We filmed this video in October 2016, and it was the culmination of a period of fundraising and looking for volunteers to feature in it.

Review: "Walking with Gay Friends" by Alex Tylee

“Walking with Gay Friends” equips friends, families and the wider church to understand and reach out to gay people. Alex’s desire is to write a book to help people share their faith with people from the gay community. That means she treads on controversial ground! But she does so in a sensitive and compassionate way.

Review: "Is God Anti-Gay?" by Sam Allberry

This book would be suitable for just about anyone and is ideal for a first book to read on this subject, although Sam Allberry does have some great insights for any reader. It's a great book to buy and give away or lend, since it only takes an hour or so to read.

Review: "Redeeming Singleness" by Barry Danylak

In this book, Barry Danylak takes the reader through the progression of singleness across the whole Bible. He starts by examining the issue of singleness vs marriage in the Old Testament. When he reaches the New Testament, the centrality of child-bearing is removed and the barren and the eunuch may know the perfect sufficiency provided in Christ.