Gender and Sexuality

Attitudes towards gender and sexuality have been changing at a drastic pace in societies around the world in recent years. This is very challenging for Christians, who generally believe there is something sacred about maleness and femaleness, and that gender fluidity is not something that is healthy, or approved of by God.

In my own research on this subject I recently came across a great resource that I would like to recommend to anyone who has in interest in this area. The resource is Issue 03 of Primer, a magazine published twice a year, which focuses on a different area of doctrine in each issue.

Here’s a one-minute video explaining why Primer exists:

The issue I purchased is entitled True to Form and subtitled ‘Gender and Sexuality’. It is about 80 pages long and features contributions from authors, a surgeon, and several ministers. There are seven main articles, each looking at gender and sexuality from a different perspective, either historical, medical, theological, or pastoral.

For more information about the ‘Gender and Sexuality’ issue of Primer, click this link.

To purchase the issue, click here.

Primer is published by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in the UK, but worldwide delivery is available – you can choose your country during the checkout process and postage will be calculated.

4 comments

  1. Hi Steven. I appreciate the information you’ve given here, but my guess is that most of your readers would shy away from an 80-page article on any subject. Having said that, I would love to know what some of the main points of the article were, and what your take on them was.

    Looking forward to your next song! In Christ, David E.

    1. Hi David,

      I think you misunderstood – it’s not an 80 page article but an 80 page magazine. Most of the articles are only a few pages long, so not a tiresome read at all ๐Ÿ™‚

      God bless you my friend, I’ve been enjoying your recent blog posts!

      Have a great weekend.

      Steven

  2. Hello readers,

    We should remember the parable of the Good Samaritan –

    Luke 10:25-37 King James Version (KJV)

    25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
    26 He said unto him, “What is written in the law? How readest thou?”
    27 And he answering said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
    28 And he said unto him, “Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.”
    29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”
    30 And Jesus answering said, “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
    31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
    32 And likewise, a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
    33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
    34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
    35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, ‘Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.’
    36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?”
    37 And he said, “He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.”

    We who are Christians have clear guidance from this passage on how we should treat others.

    There is a lengthy passage in Matthew’s gospel which shows that Jesus was uncharacteristically critical and it is the whole of chapter 23. Below is a link for any readers who may be interested:

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23&version=KJV

    In my view, we should not marginalise any group who are somehow different to the norm. I believe Jesus had full knowledge of everyone even in His human form about 2000 years ago because He was part of the Trinity at the same time. The only people whom He truly condemned were the authority figures in the Hebrew community, not the misfits who lived at that time.

    I remain Christ’s humble servant and offer all readers my love and desire for world peace.

    Dinos Constantinou

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