Tag: Sex

Why marriage is (and isn’t) the point.

Why marriage is (and isn’t) the point.

by Guy Brandon There’s a great blog post on the Q Ideas website by one of our collaborators, Dale Kuehne, on ‘Why Marriage Is (And Isn’t) The Point’. Dale’s outstanding book, Sex and the iWorld, explores the deficiencies of what he calls the ‘iWorld’ – our default worldview of postmodern individualism – and what happens […]

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The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values by Sally Bertlin

The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values by Sally Bertlin

  ‘The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values’ was an international conference held in Hong Kong in May 2011, organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Jubilee Centre. In recent years there has been a growing international interest and concern about the pressures of the environment and the consequences of […]

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Free sex: Who pays? by Guy Brandon

Free sex: Who pays? by Guy Brandon

Moral hazard and sexual ethics Summary Rather than addressing fundamental moral issues around sexual freedom, this paper starts with our culture’s premise by taking a utilitarian approach and exploring the financial impacts. This is in line with the common assumption that what truly matters for public policy can be quantified. It argues that significant costs […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Leaders Notes by Guy Brandon

  Building on our 2010 biblical lifestyle book, Jubilee Lifestyle’s radical approach is grounded in the Bible’s central principles of love for God and love for neighbour that have shaped the emphasis on relationships that lies at the heart of all the Jubilee Centre’s work. Contains everything needed to run the course in your church! […]

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Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course by Guy Brandon

The ‘Jubilee Lifestyle’ Discipleship Course Following the publication in 2010 of our life-changing book Free to Live, the accompanying Jubilee Lifestyle Discipleship Course is now available for use in your church or small group. Designed to serve as a follow-up course to popular seeker courses such as Christianity Explored and Alpha, the set of studies […]

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Pre-marital sex: Cause or symptom of later relationship difficulties?

Pre-marital sex: Cause or symptom of later relationship difficulties?

by John Hayward A University of Iowa study has found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if ‘the first time’ was unwanted, or if she had mixed feelings about it. The analysis found that 31 percent of women who had sex for the first time […]

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Will British teenagers follow American trend towards greater abstinence?

Will British teenagers follow American trend towards greater abstinence?

by John Hayward ‘Compared with data from 2002, a higher percentage of males and females 15-24 in 2006-2008 have had no sexual contact with another person. In 2002, 22% of young men and women 15-24 had never had any sexual contact with another person, and in 2006-2008, those figures were 27% for males and 29% […]

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The Joy of Teen Sex – The Facts

The Joy of Teen Sex – The Facts

by John Hayward For the last four weeks, Channel 4 has been broadcasting its latest supposedly educational series on sex. Each of the four episodes began with the claim that the average teenager has had three sexual partners by the time they reach 16. The real facts about teen sex include: Less than one-in-three men […]

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Intelligent Choice – Holistic Relationships Education by Rachel Gardner

Intelligent Choice – Holistic Relationships Education by Rachel Gardner

The co-founder and Creative Director of Romance Academy, who spoke at our conference Beyond Individualism, discusses the impact the Academy’s programme has on young people and their relationships.

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Beyond Individualism

Beyond Individualism

Jubilee Centre Events, May 2010 At our conference on 15th May, a variety of speakers helped us consider the search for relational hope in the 21st century. The conference was opened by politics professor and pastor Dale Kuehne, for whom Perry Miller’s phrase ‘Standing on the threshold of an inconceivable age’ encapsulates what it is […]

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Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Free to Live by Guy Brandon

Jubilee Centre is delighted to introduce its life-changing new book:   In these economically constrained times, the Bible’s emphasis on freedom and love offers both relief from the burdens we carry and a radical new way to live. The release from slavery and debt that lay at the heart of Israel’s cycle of Jubilee celebrations […]

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Lesson plan: What is ‘fair sex’?

Lesson plan: What is ‘fair sex’?

This 45-minute lesson plan consists of three sets of discussion questions, designed to accompany the three ‘fair sex’ public information bulletins here: Relationships Impact Warning, One Flesh and Paying for Sex.    

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Just Sex: Is it ever just sex? by Guy Brandon

Just Sex: Is it ever just sex? by Guy Brandon

Described as ‘a watershed book’ and ‘compulsory reading for all serious minded Christians’, Just Sex launched the Fair Sex Movement. People today seem hopelessly confused about sex. On the one hand, it is meant to be something special, the most intimate of relationships. On the other hand, it is casually dismissed as trivial – merely […]

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Relationships Impact Warning

Relationships Impact Warning

With allusions to the damage caused by passive smoking, this is the first in a series of three sex education videos from the ‘Fair Sex’ movement inspired by the book ‘Just Sex: Is it ever just sex?’

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One Flesh

One Flesh

Graphically depicting the way individuals are affected by the bonds that form in every sexual encounter, this is the third in a series of three public information bulletins from the ‘Fair Sex’ movement inspired by the book ‘Just Sex: Is it ever just sex?’

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Sex and violence in Genesis

Sex and violence in Genesis

Gordon Wenham, September 2006 We recently published an article by Professor Wenham on the contribution of OT narrative to biblical ethics. Here Professor Wenham draws out some lessons about human sexuality from the quite shocking stories in Genesis, particularly the link between sexual sin and violence. Readers of Genesis will quickly come across a variety […]

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Consent versus Community: What Basis for Sexual Offences? By Jonathan Burnside

Consent versus Community: What Basis for Sexual Offences? By Jonathan Burnside

  In this major new report from the Jubilee Centre a new and powerful line of critique of contemporary sexual ethics is opened, one the Jubilee Centre is continuing to research. Our contention is that the morality of a decision regarding sexual practice can only adequately be judged when the interests of third parties are […]

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Leviticus on sex: it might just matter today

Leviticus on sex: it might just matter today

Christopher Ash, December 2003 At the consecration of ‘the gay bishop’ Gene Robinson, protesters held up placards quoting from Leviticus 18 and 20. How does the average newspaper reader respond? With a scornful curl of the lip or a disdainful shrug of the shoulders. ‘How absurd to quote an obscure verse from a backwater of […]

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