What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Five critical questions

In the past couple of months I have found myself involved in many discussions around a biblical approach to same-sex relationships. Not only is our Parliament to debate same-sex marriage, but some prominent Christian leaders, including Steve Chalke, Tony Campolo, and...

Same sex marriage and the failure of evangelical ethics

I was out for dinner this week when someone wondered whether in 20 years time gay couples will be welcomed and affirmed in our churches and whether we will be as embarrassed by our present opposition to gay relationships as we are that Christians once argued in...

A 17th Century Baptist Speaks To Us About Marriage Equality

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced he will introduce a private members bill legislating for marriage equality.  As we consider this I think we have something to learn from the 17th century Baptist leader Thomas Helwys, who issued the first call for religious...

The Ethics of Sex: Deciphering the Debate Over Sexual Ethics

What is a Christian sexual ethic and how does it inform our approach issues such as defacto marriages and homosexual partnerships? This paper introduces the key issues involved in developing a biblically shaped sexual ethic, overviews different approaches and explores...

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