Christchurch Councillor Code of Conduct Campaign

The 2019 Christchurch local body elections were marred by accusations brought against a sitting councillor in the Central ward, who was standing for re-election. It soon emerged that the complaints had been brought against them months earlier, but the Mayor had decided to support her protege by keeping quiet on the matter,  and the matter… Continue reading Christchurch Councillor Code of Conduct Campaign

Moral corruption of politics and sexual abuse scandals goes hand in hand. So why do Christians get into politics?

The biggest sexual abuse scandal in the western Churches historically has been in the Roman Catholic Church. A Church which made itself out to be morally superior to all others and which has also enjoyed considerable political power for centuries. In the early 21st century a pillar of the Christian Conservative political movement in the… Continue reading Moral corruption of politics and sexual abuse scandals goes hand in hand. So why do Christians get into politics?

Victoria, Victor, Victory – a US family lovingly raise their second intersex child

Currently, knowledge of intersex issues is being overshadowed by the furore over transgender and gender identity spectrum. WHAT DOES INTERSEX MEAN? Amie first married when she was young, and had her first child more than 20 years ago. Instead of having one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, as men have, or two X chromosomes,… Continue reading Victoria, Victor, Victory – a US family lovingly raise their second intersex child

Understanding Transgender Identities: Four Views

Whether you agree or disagree with the political causes on matters of sexuality like this, they are issues that the Church needs to come to terms with. One of the most pressing issues facing the evangelical church today involves dramatic shifts in our culture’s perceptions regarding human sexuality. While homosexuality and same-sex marriage have been… Continue reading Understanding Transgender Identities: Four Views

“Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m intersex”

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/108603420/time-to-come-out-hi-im-sarah-and-im-intersex This is an important issue and it is one that I believe the Church as a whole has yet to come to grips with in terms of an appropriate response to people who are intersex. However, it is important to note that the tacking of the letter I onto LGBT, auch as LGBTI, is… Continue reading “Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m intersex”

Complementarianism vs Egalitarianism in the Church – An examination of theological beliefs on sexuality in light of Linda Kay Klein’s new book.

Just in this past quarter, Touchstone Publishing (a division of Simon and Schuster) have released Linda Kay Klein’s compelling personal critique of the complementarianist evangelical sexual purity movement which became prominent in the 1990s with the resurgence of complimentarian theological beliefs in organisations such as the Southern Baptist Convention. “Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That… Continue reading Complementarianism vs Egalitarianism in the Church – An examination of theological beliefs on sexuality in light of Linda Kay Klein’s new book.