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Neither Do I Condemn Thee: Making Space For Alternative Sexualities in Our Midst David Fitch uses Jesus' encounter with the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11) as a paradigm for approaching "alternative sexualities" - "We are to disrupt the ideologies and make way for the presence of Christ." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch The Good News About Our Longings: Sexuality and Spirituality This article by Rich Villodos is about how sexuality and spirituality need to be brought together in the church where it can be understood that sex is a gift to be enjoyed that points to God.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Rich Villodas What is Your Theology of Sexuality? In this article, David Fitch offers five questions to explore in order to develop and make explicit your own theology of sexuality. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch 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 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 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 Fifty Shades of Confusing: Searching For a #TrulyHuman Perspective Will we react to the issues around sexuality in our world with simple moral outrage or will we rather seek to engage with, relate to, and speak into a world that is broken and needs restoration? Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karina Kreminski 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 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 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 Radical Authenticity, Sexuality, and Spiritual Transformation "But God wants me to be happy, right?" The author of this essay explores the difference between the gospel and the need for radical authenticity with ourselves. This distinction helps shape our perspective on sexual identity.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland 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 New Course in Sexuality An illustration showing how refusing to shake hands with others at the intermission of a class on sexuality proves the wisdom of abstinence from sexual activity (1 Corinthians 6:18 and 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6). Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Eric Reed 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 Where Covenant, Justice, and Unity Meet Ken Carter writes of the importance of the Christian Church centering on covenant, justice, and unity within current cultural divisions regarding sexuality. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Kenneth Carter Being Human, Becoming Christian An audio recording of a plenary session from the Missio Alliance 2013 Gathering. It features four speakers who address "questions about the nature of humanity, sexuality, and desire." Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Missio Alliance 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
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