April 24, 2014

What does the Bible actually say about homosexuality? How do we pastorally care for people who are homosexual, or experiencing same-sex attraction? How can we talk about these issues without rushing to judge those who think differently? Below is a selection of articles taken from the February edition of the magazine that cover a range of views on this subject.

Listen Now: The Last Taboo

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Justin Brierley

Premier Radio's Justin Brierley talks to Steve Chalke about why he's changed his mind while theologian Greg Downes offers a defence of the traditional evangelical understanding of sexuality. We also hear the responses and reflections of church leaders including Steve Clifford of the Evangelical Alliance, Richard Harries former bishop of Oxford, Faith Forster of Ichthus Christian fellowship and more.

Editorial

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Ruth Dickinson

A number of factors meant that we felt now was the right time to tackle the issue of homosexuality and the Church...

The Church and Homosexuality

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Ruth Dickinson

Ruth Dickinson takes the temperature of evangelical opinion on the subject of homosexuality and the Church.

The Bible and Homosexuality: Part One

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke calls for a new Christian understanding of homosexual relationships.

The Bible and Homosexuality: Part One (Extended version)

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke calls for a new Christian understanding of homosexual relationships.

The Bible and Homosexuality: Part Two

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Greg Downes

Theologian in residence Greg Downes unpacks the traditional evangelical understanding of homosexuality.

The Bible and Homosexuality: Part Two (Extended version)

Issue publishedFebruary 2013 Author Greg Downes

Theologian in residence Greg Downes unpacks the traditional evangelical understanding of homosexuality.