Week 2 – Gay Marriage

The Bible is clear that marriage is a relationship between two people, one man and one woman, and that it is the created relationship for enjoying sex. The Church gets gay marriage wrong when we worship marriage, when we speak about sex as though it satisfies the real longings of our human spirit, or when we speak as though heterosexuality is necessarily less affected by sin than homosexuality. Jesus shows us where our true longings should point to, where true satisfaction is found, and calls us to transform and reorient our sexuality as a result of finding our identity and fulfilment as his people. His bride. The church.

HEAD // GOD’S STORY

Gay Marriage Extended Edition CoverThe story of the Bible is the story of God acting in love gathering a people for himself who find their greatest satisfaction, and their identity, in him, through the Cross of Jesus, in a way that redefines our approach to human relationships, marriage, and sexuality. 

READ HOW GOD’S STORY HELPS US THINK ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE (PDF)


HEART // PEOPLE’S STORIES

The Centre for Public Christianity’s video on Gay Marriage

A panel discussion on Gay Marriage featuring the former Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen, the former Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney Julian Porteous, and former Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby Jim Wallace from the Sunrise program.

This interview with Rosaria Butterfield, an English Professor and former Lesbian, who calls herself “an unlikely convert” to Christianity.

Or read Rosaria’s story.

Matt Moore’s story.

Matt Moore’s blog.