• ‘A better story’ – 1

    Since the 1960s we have witnessed 'the overturning and liberalization of long-established ...

  • ‘A better story’ – 10

    The sexual revolution has, in effect, declared war on the weak, namely, our ...

  • ‘A better story’ – 14

    C.S. Lewis invited us to consider that our appreciation of everyday objects ...

  • ‘A better story’ – 15

    To flourish is 'to realize the full potential of what it means to be created ...

  • ‘A better story’ – 16

    Let's begin by acknowledging that the better story that Christians tell will ...

  • ‘A better story’ – 5

    The narrative of the sexual revolution, writes Glyn Harrison, goes something ...

  • ‘A better story’ – intro

    Two movies illustrate the sexual revolution that has been taking place since ...

  • ‘Goodbye married couples, hello alternative family arrangements’

    A recent article in the Guardian reports that 'Britain has become a significantly ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – 9

    If the church were Christian, writes Phillip Gulley, 'It would care more about ...

  • “Wives, submit to your husbands”

    I summarise a sermon by John Stott on Ephesians 5:22-33.  It is available ...

  • 1 Corinthians 7:14 – Sanctified spouses, holy children

    1 Cor 7:14 - 'The unbelieving husband is sanctified because of the wife, and ...

  • 50 politically incorrect thoughts for men – 1

    Eggs are Expensive, Sperm is Cheap, by Greg Krehbiel.  Crowhill Publishing, ...

  • 50 politically incorrect thoughts for men – 2

    11. Male obligations have been re-branded as "privileges".  The male obligation ...

  • 50 politically incorrect thoughts for men – 4

    31. Boys need rough and tumble.  They need to be trained, through sports and ...

  • 50 politically incorrect thoughts for men – 5

    41. Help with the laundry - sometimes.  Help with the household tasks when ...

  • Adelphopoiesis: ‘the making of brothers’

    It is interesting that both human rights activist Peter Tatchell and politician ...

  • Aspects of love – sermon notes

    Text: Song of Songs 7:9b-8:7 The Song of Songs is a strange, unique, beautiful ...

  • Catholic abuse scandal – is celibacy to blame?

    The Catholic clerical abuse scandal is, of course, very bad news: first and ...

  • Children need fathers

    A recent change in UK law means that women in same-sex relationships can now ...

  • Children need parents who are married

    An important study, published in September 2014, showed that children who live ...

  • Civil partnerships

    The Civil Partnership Act 2004 provided for the legal recognition of homosexual ...

  • Cohabitation

    As previously noted, there are over two million cohabiting couples in the UK ...

  • Cohabitation – a reality check

     

  • Decision-making by husbands and wives

    George W. Knight III considers how decision-making might be approached in a ...

  • Don’t overspecify the biblical text!

    Mark Ward comments on the (otherwise excellent) conference speaker who, referring ...

  • Ephesians 5:23- ‘The head of a wife is her husband’?

    Ephesians 5:23 - 'The husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the ...

  • God’s good design for men and woman

    It is sometimes thought that in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 we have two entirely ...

  • Gone Girl

    With its foul language and a scene of horrific sexual violence, the movie Gone ...

  • Guidelines on male headship in marriage

    In their book The Meaning of Marriage Tim and Kathy Keller suggest what obeying ...

  • Lost boys

    Tom Wright, bless his heart, has a habit of turning things on their heads, ...

  • Marriage and the marshmallow test

    Marriage - not just some marriages, but marriage itself - seems to be on the ...

  • Marriage as God did not intend it

    There are two views of marriage (writes Martin Davie) which are deeply ingrained ...

  • Marriage as God intended

    In Glorify God With Your Body Martin Davie outlines what marriage, as divinely ...

  • Marriage rate at its lowest since records began

    The proportion of Britons choosing to marry is at the lowest level since the ...

  • Marriage vows

    One statement of marriage vows, permissible in the Church of England, runs ...

  • Marriage: surprisingly good for you

    It would be easy to bemoan the prevalence, at the present time, the decline ...

  • Marriage: what the Bible teaches

    (What follows is based on the teaching of John Stott, Issues Facing Christians ...

  • Pray to be gay?

    So The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, provost of St Mary's Cathedral in ...

  • Remarriage after divorce

    The Christian church has never reached agreement over the question of remarriage ...

  • Same-sex attraction and the church

    The Plausibility Problem: the Church and Same-Sex Attraction.  By Ed Shaw, ...

  • Sex in Genesis 2:18-25

    Summarising this, by Martin Davie. Humanity has always been sexually differentiated.  ...

  • Top 10 key facts on marriage

    The Marriage Foundation have summarised their recent research findings in the ...

  • What if God has not joined together?

    In Matthew 19:6 (= Mark 10:9) Jesus quotes Genesis 2:24, and then says, "what ...

  • Who needs marriage?

    There is no denying the universality of the family unit (defined as at least ...

  • Why do many people prefer cohabitation?

    Why do many people prefer cohabitation to marriage? Courtesy of Metro News. ...