The debate about same-sex unions continues to dominate the media. Within discussion, it is often assumed either that the biblical texts have little to contribute, or that, rightly understood, they do not prohibit same-sex sexual activity. This accessible study looks carefully at each of the biblical texts cited in the debate, and engages thoroughly with the issues they raise.
This encouraging study explores the theme of morale both in 2 Corinthians and in the experience of 21st-century church leaders, and sets out a series of practical insights from St Paul that can help us to stay positive, motivated and in good heart.
This robust engagement shows that the idea of 'The Journey of Christian Initiation' has no real support in Scripture, nor much in historic Anglican documents. The real Anglican position is that set out in the New Testament: that baptism is indeed complete sacramental initition into Christian discipleship.
The author shares his experiences of working in schools, whether church or community. He argues that schools can be ideal partners for mission, whether that be seeking the good of the community or carefully thought through evangelistic initiatives. Through sharing successes and failures, the booklet offers inspiration for all those working with schools, who wonder how to go about it.
Despite the advances of the last century, women today still face significant injustices in many spheres of life. This book draws on recent scholarship to bring such injustices to light, explores their pervasive effects, and argues that it is imperative for the church to take them seriously.
This insightful booklet argues that every church building has a personality, and invites you to engage with yours in new and exciting ways. Properly understood, your church can be a living and active participant in shaping the local context.
Occupying the liminal space just beyond the threshold of everyday life, a gap year can not only foster growth and character, but also provide the time out for young people to discover their true identity and calling. This helpful guide explores the role that youth workers can play in encouraging and supporting young people through such an experience.