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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 New Course in Sexuality This sermon illustration for 1 Corinthians 6:18 and 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 shows how refusing to shake hands with others at the intermission of a class on sexuality proves the wisdom of abstinence from sexual activity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Eric Reed Sex, Sanity, and Beliefs that 'Live Loudly' Within Us In this article, Archbishop Charles Chaput reflects on traditional views of sexuality, arguing that sex informs our idea of what and who we are as human beings. Sexuality is never a purely private matter. Resource type: Article Source: Catholic Education Resource Center Author: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput 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 Preaching to the Young Casualties of the Sexual Revolution This Catholic article considers youth and sexuality, suggesting that evangelization cannot come to pass unless we refuse to be ashamed of Christ and the Catholic faith. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Neil Kane The Centrality of Love to the Teaching of Humanae Vitae In this Catholic article, Maria Fedoryka offers "a philosopher’s meditation on the centrality of love" in recent Catholic teaching on marriage, sexuality, procreation, and contraception. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Maria Fedoryka Lust Scott Hoezee and David Bast examine lust, looking to 2 Samuel 13:1-18 and 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, how lust removes the gift of sexuality from the realm of human relationship, and how to fight against it. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee
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