In this article I will consider the principle of integrity in ministry and why adhering to that integrity strictly prohibits persons participating in same sex relationships from holding the office of ordained/accredited ministry within our Baptists Together network of churches. … Read More »Ministerial Integrity
Chapter 5 of Sexuality & Holiness: Remaining Loving & Biblically Grounded in a Rapidly Shifting Culture Preaching the whole truth One of the most common arguments on alternative relationships to that of one man and one woman is the view… Read More »Jesus had nothing to say on the issue, right?
Chapter 4 of Sexuality & Holiness: Remaining Loving & Biblical in a Rapidly Shifting Culture Several years ago, I was asked to teach our youth on what the Bible says about homosexuality and same-sex relationships. This was at a time… Read More »A good thing the law counts for nothing, right?
Why You Can Say Yes to the Bible and Yes to People Who Are LGBTQI+, Richardson Jones Press, 2023 This is a very significant book. It has been written by the biblical studies tutor at Northern Baptist College. It has… Read More »Book Review – Jonathan Tallon, Affirmative;
The Issue The Baptist Union has circulated a survey about sexuality: The specific issue under discussion is as follows: Our current Ministerial Recognition Rules for Accredited Ministers are clear that any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is deemed gross… Read More »Homosexuality and Christian Ministers
Much has, and will no doubt also be written, in contribution to the debate on human sexuality and how this relates to the Baptist Together family. This short paper is merely an attempt to show that the traditional view of… Read More »Contribution to the debate about human sexuality in the Baptist Union
The Wider Picture Today. Testing Times The article from the ESV Study Bible was written before the UK introduced Same-Sex marriage. It has proved to be prophetic. Christian Adoption agencies who refuse homosexual adoption have been closed down, and the… Read More »Christian Ministers: The Call to Faithfulness
It seems to me that there are three main positions in the debate about the acceptability of homosexual relationships in the light of the Bible: The traditional view which recognises and accepts that the Bible does not approve of homosexual… Read More »Can Evangelicals be Affirming?