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Sexuality and Marriage Arthur Landwehr's sermon notes on Ephesians 5:21-33 reflect on sexuality and marriage based on God's agape love, equality in creation, and mutual submissiveness. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Human sexuality and global Christianity Sexuality was important enough to the early church to be a dealbreaker, and for the vast majority of Christians in the world today, that continues to be the case. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Shane Raynor Sexuality and the Gospel: My Response to Nicholas Wolterstorff Responding to Wolterstorff's endorsement of gay marriage, moral theologian Matthew Tulninga argues sexuality/marriage is central thematically and scripturally to larger questions of idolatry, the image of God, and the union of believers with God. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Matthew Tuininga Sexuality and the Gospel Matthew Tuininga raises a number of important scriptural passages often overlooked in the church's intense debates over the precise nature of human sexuality (especially as it relates to LGBTQ sexual expression). Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Matthew Tuininga When We Talk Salvation, Sexuality Matters An article by Cameron Merrill that argues that sexuality cannot be considered immaterial to the core of our faith. Salvation is a bodily experience with Trinitarian, Christological, and soteriological implications. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Cameron Merrill Sexuality, Love, and Marriage This podcast reflects on human sexuality, love and marriage. The readings show us that sexuality is a good, joyful thing when it is ordered towards, and transfigured by, love. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Word on Fire | Author: Bishop Robert Barron Human Sexuality in Christianity "Human sexuality is a difficult topic to ... uncomfortable for many reasons. The history of sexuality in Christianity is fraught with problems, especially ... with regard to the sexuality of women. Our culture exploits human sexuality... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Dawn Chesser Rowan Williams for Dummies: On Human Sexuality Debra Rienstra discusses a seminal article by Rowan Williams called "The Body's Grace." Williams' article is complex, but it essentially reminds us that human sexuality is more about grace than it is about rules. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Debra Rienstra The Bible on Sexuality and Marriage This podcast and article discusses sexuality and marriage, suggesting the Bible is consistent about God’s faithfulness towards humanity as God’s covenant partner. Human sexual expression can cement and hold people together in a covenantal way. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Enter the Bible | Author: Amy Marga Sexuality and the Gospel: My Response to Wolterstorff An article by Matthew Tuininga that responds to Nicholas Wolterstorff's affirmation of same-sex marriage. Tuininga examines passages such as Romans 1:18-27 and their broader context to argue that God intends meaningful difference in sexual relations. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Matthew Tuininga Sexuality and Spirituality Patrick Cioni discusses the possibility of "profound, mystical experiences" as an additional dimension of sexual relations within marriage - oneness with God as well as with each other. Lust is a barrier to such spiritual union. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Patrick F. Cioni Sexuality, Scripture, and Justice Nicholas Wolterstorff reflects on his journey towards acceptance of same-sex marriage, wrestling with science, scripture, in response to the healthy criticism of Matthew Tuininga. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff The Homosexually Oriented Person and the Church This Catholic article distinguishes between homosexual acts and persons. Because all persons are created in the image God, the Church does not condemn homosexual persons but condemns abusing human sexuality, including by homosexual acts. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Steven Schultz Sexuality and the Gospel: My Response to Wolterstorff Responding to Nicholas Wolterstorff's argument in favor of same-sex marriage, this article by Matthew Tuininga argues from Romans 1:18-32 that homosexual practices are contrary to God's created order. Tuininga suggests further biblical exploration on this topic.... Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Matthew Tuininga Something Real Introduction and links to Rev. Martin Theilen's effort to offer his congregation “something real" through an extended preaching series on the Sermon on the Mount entitled “Jesus on Life," dealing with subjects including divorce and sexuality. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Martin Thielen "God Hath Bid All Humankind": Generous Orthodoxy and our Mission with Gays and Lesbians in the United Methodist Church This reflection, written primarily for those who are seeking to understand their own participation in the Christian life as gay and lesbian United Methodists, also offers broader insights on how the church can live together while... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. Adam, Eve and We: The Tensions of Fundamentalist Sexuality Greg Carey reflects on Schearing and Ziegler’s book which takes an analytical look at the first couple's continuing influence in our culture. What do we learn about ourselves through our appeals to Adam and Eve? Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Greg Carey Should Christians Ever Joke Around? As Christians we need to be cautious in the use of our freedom--especially when it comes to language. We should avoid obscene and impure words that degrade what God has created for good, including our sexuality. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Addressing Sexuality in Worship Each time we gather as a congregation there are those among us who are struggling with sexual temptation. This resource is designed to incorporate various aspects of sexual holiness, as well as appropriate songs to sing. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Paul Ryan News That Illustrates Anecdotes from the news illustrating several themes including integrity, forgiveness, character, spiritual experience, sexuality, and leadership development. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley
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