This afternoon in New Zealand, the Government introduced the Abortion Legislation Bill into Parliament for its first reading. We watched the debate live on national TV. Our position is that we feel there is little need for this legislation, but the issue is just one of a number of issues loosely termed “reproductive rights”. This… Continue reading NZ Abortion Legislation Bill
This is an interesting commentary in the New York Times about purity culture and the potential harm it causes. A key point is that many churches still teach some form of purity culture, because nothing else has come along to fill its place. Evangelical teaching on sexuality is still largely derived from what we inherited… Continue reading Opinion: How Should Christians Have Sex?
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
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
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”