AUGUST to NOVEMBER
In 1990 Salt-N-Pepa told us that we really needed to be talking about sex.
Now its 2021 and it seems like sex is all we ever talk about.
BUT... ARE WE HAVING THE
Why did God create us as sexual beings?
What is our sexuality ultimately for?
SATURDAY 27TH MARCH, 2021
Dr Juli Slattery (author of Rethinking Sexuality: God's Design & Why it Matters) joins us live from the US to help us think biblically about the big picture of our sexuality, and especially how God is using it in his eternal purposes.
How do Christians live wholeheartedly for Christ in a world saturated with and normalised by porn?
THURSDAY 22ND APRIL, 2021
Rev. Dr Marshall Ballantine-Jones will help us consider how Jesus confronts the insidious creep of sexualised media - that holds many single (and married) Christians captive - by exposing its malevolence, modelling a grander humanity, and bringing forgiveness and healing to it's victims.
Is celibacy simply a life of cruel suppression?
Or could it actually be a life of godly expression?
THURSDAY 13TH MAY, 2021
The world, and even the church, tends to see a life without sex as being empty, purposeless and unfulfilledl. Join us as Rev. Dr Dani Treweek (Director of SINGLE MINDED) helps us understand why Christian celibacy is actually vitally important witness to the church, and so worthy of great esteem amongst all Christians.
Silence about sexuality can be harmful.
What does it take to open the closet door?
THURSDAY 24TH JUNE, 2021
Kristine and Sam (ministry workers with Living Faith) help us consider what it takes for Christians who experience attraction to the same sex/gender to feel safe enough to speak in our churches. We'll also spent time discussing how fellow Christians can lovingly hear and walk alongside them as they do.
"Sexuality is not a problem to be solved but a territory to be reclaimed. The culture has captured the conversation of sexuality with a persuasive narrative, while Christians [. . .] don't understand sexuality within the context of Christian narrative and the call to follow Jesus"
by Juli Slattery
"This book is for anyone trying to sort out what sexual purity means and how to talk about it - youth leaders, pastors, parents, teenagers, and those who grew up in church during the high tide of the purity culture [ . . . ] It is for Christians who want to honor God and want to see the church do better"
Talking Back to Purity Culture
by Rachel Joy Welcher