TWO SEXES, ONE FLESH: A Prophecy Awaiting Fulfillment

Feb 17, 2020 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: Twenty-three years ago, I wrote a book titled “Two Sexes, One Flesh: Why the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriage.” The first chapter was “What Are We Talking About?” in which I argued that in order to think biblically about the question of same-sex marriage, we had to think logically about the terms, including the term “sex.”  Here is what I wrote: Sexuality is a word less than two centuries old. It can be understood in a neutral sense as “the...

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life.

Feb 10, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: Talking to members of many different churches over the years it has become clear that there is a widespread concern that a lot of ordinary Christians (and even a large number of the clergy) do not really understand the orthodox Christian view of sex, marriage and family life. In the lead up to the publication of Living in Love and Faith later this year, it seems  to me to be important that there should be a resource that would give a really basic introduction to the orthodox...

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Where Atheists Dare Not Tread

Feb 7, 2020 by

by Jake Scott, The Mallard: In case you hadn’t heard, the Church of England has stated that sex is for married, heterosexual couples. It declared this in 1534, when it separated from Rome – of course, you would be forgiven for thinking it declared this in January 2020, following a statement made in a guidance on the new Civil Partnerships legislation. Naturally, we all immediately became theological scholars, ready to provide our opinion to everyone who didn’t ask. It doesn’t really seem to...

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The Church of England isn’t ‘obsessed’ with sex

Jan 29, 2020 by

by Melanie McDonagh, Spectator: There’s been a shocked, wounded response on the part of pundits to the Church of England’s statement last week in response to the introduction of heterosexual civil partnerships. The Church observed that: ‘for Christians, marriage – that is, the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity’. Just to clarify, the statement went on: ‘Sexual relationships outside heterosexual marriage...

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The Church is being true to its teaching on sex and marriage, so why the outcry?

Jan 29, 2020 by

by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman: LAST week, the Church of England’s bishops issued a ‘pastoral statement’ responding to the introduction in the UK on December 31 of opposite-sex civil partnerships. It restates Anglican teaching on marriage and sexual relationships, explaining that ‘for Christians, marriage – that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity … sexual relationships outside heterosexual...

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Of course biological sex exists, Jo

Dec 10, 2019 by

by Tom Chivers, UnHerd: Male and female are scientific reality — even if Jo Swinson doesn’t agree. There is a quote that I half-remember from my philosophy degree. It went something like: “The existence of the twilight does not mean we cannot distinguish the day from the night.” It is usually (and possibly apocryphally) ascribed to either Samuel Johnson or Edmund Burke, and describes the continuum fallacy, sometimes called the “fallacy of the beard”. Most of the time we don’t mind simply...

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