Behind the Scenes at Everyday Church – good governance

So far this year, we’ve been making some really great changes behind the scenes at Everyday Church. We’ve been working on our governance and our operations support. You may not be aware of the changes , which is why I’m writing this blog to inform you, but if you’re part of Everyday Church then you are already feeling the benefit of them, even if you … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Everyday Church – good governance

What does God say about Transgender?

Sex and Sexuality #15: What does God say about Transgender Last Sunday at Everyday Church, Andrew Bunt completed our four-week Sex and Sexuality sermon series with a really helpful look at what God says in the Bible about Transgender. With legislation struggling to catch up with rapid changes in public attitudes, Andrew gives us a timeless framework to navigate the issues raised, explaining why the message of … Continue reading What does God say about Transgender?

Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage

Sex and Sexuality #14: Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage Throughout the first three weeks of our Sex and Sexuality sermon series at Everyday Church, we have touched on what Jesus teaches about divorce and remarriage. I drew people’s attention to the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 19 in the first message in the series, then Andrew Bunt did the same in the third message in the series. … Continue reading Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage

What Jesus Means for Single People

Sex and Sexuality #13: What Jesus Means for Single People Every day this week, we are exploring in greater depth some of the massive claims that Andrew Bunt made in his message at Everyday Church last Sunday. In the third message of our Sex and Sexuality series, Andrew spoke about what following Jesus means for same-sex attraction, what it means for singleness and what it means for divorce and … Continue reading What Jesus Means for Single People

Stories from Same-Sex-Attracted Christians

Sex and Sexuality #12: Stories from Same-Sex-Attracted Christians In this week’s blog, we are seeking to unpack Andrew Bunt’s brilliant message last Sunday at Everyday Church in our Sex and Sexuality series. Andrew shared very honestly about his own experience of same-sex attraction and what it means for him as a follower of Jesus. We affirmed his insights yesterday by asking whether the Church has inadvertently preached … Continue reading Stories from Same-Sex-Attracted Christians

The Dangers of the Heterosexual Gospel

Sex and Sexuality #11: The Dangers of the Heterosexual Gospel One of the biggest questions I was asked after Andrew Bunt preached his brilliant message at Everyday Church last Sunday was “My friend is gay – will following Jesus make them straight?” To answer that question, I’m reposting a really brilliant response from Jackie Hill Perry on the Desiring God blog, based in the USA. If this … Continue reading The Dangers of the Heterosexual Gospel

Same-Sex Attraction and following Jesus

Sex and Sexuality #10: Same-Sex Attraction and following Jesus If there’s any subject that is likely to make a Christian look at their feet and attempt to change the subject, it’s the question of same-sex attraction. That’s why it was so refreshing to have Andrew Bunt speak at Everyday Church last weekend on the question of “Is the Gospel really good news?” Andrew shared about his own … Continue reading Same-Sex Attraction and following Jesus

A few words from Andrew Bunt

Sex and Sexuality #9: A few words from Andrew Bunt This coming Sunday, we are continuing our Sex and Sexuality series at Everyday Church by welcoming Andrew Bunt to speak to us. Andrew will talk about his own experience of same-sex attraction and about what it means to live as a follower of Jesus who isn’t likely to experience the kind of marriage that he … Continue reading A few words from Andrew Bunt

Porn is a problem, but the problem isn’t always porn

Sex and Sexuality #8: Porn is a problem, but the problem isn’t always porn This week we’ve been looking at the problem of pornography. We’ve looked my own viewpoint (Monday), we’ve seen things from the viewpoint of a secular nonbeliever (Tuesday) and we’ve looked at four powerful ways to take a detox from porn (Wednesday). Now, in a final blog about pornography, I’m reproducing an … Continue reading Porn is a problem, but the problem isn’t always porn

Four Ways to Break Free From Porn

Sex and Sexuality #7 – Four Ways to Break Free From Porn If you’ve been following this blog for the last couple of days, then you will know that we’ve been talking a lot about porn. We’ve looked at how much it damages the people around us and how much it damages us if we access it too. If you’ve watched both of the videos … Continue reading Four Ways to Break Free From Porn