Family and Sexual Ethics

The extended family is the basic unit of society; how might it be strengthened as a source of lifelong belonging and support, the foundation of welfare and the root of personal and religious identity?

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What is the impact of family relationships on poverty?

This new report by Matt N. Williams demonstrates that family dysfunction is a key driver in poverty and, because of this, healthier families are a big part of the solution.

It's a sharp challenge to those of us in the church who've been so busy arguing about the definition of family, that we've forgotten why it exists.

Cambridge Papers

Gender - where next?

Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas ‘Haven’t you read,’ [Jesus] replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made ...

Biblical reflections on marriage

  A gift of God By David and Heather Jackman Summary The broad and pervasive ‘trend away from marriage’ has far-reaching implications for ...

Redefining Marriage: The case for caution

Summary The Government’s proposal to introduce same-sex marriage seems to rest on reasons of equality, stability and convenience. But on ...

Videos

This talk is based on Christopher Townsend's Cambridge Paper 'Gender, where next?'

You can read the full paper here

Gender, where next?

This talk is based on Christopher Townsend's Cambridge Paper 'Gender, where next?' You can read the full paper here

Florence explains the motivation behind her thesis 'Teaching about the effects of pornography' and why the issue of porn requires careful thinking and attention from Christians today.

View the thesis at the link below: http://reformation2017.org/2017/01/12/teaching-about-the-effects-of-pornography-in-schools-and-churches/

95 Ways to Change the World: Interview #1

Florence explains the motivation behind her thesis 'Teaching about the effects of pornography' and why the issue of porn requires careful thinking and attention from Christians ...

Seminar by the late Rev Dr Mike Ovey at Forming a Christian Mind conference for postgraduates; Cambridge, Nov 19th, 2016.

Mike Ovey: Gender and free speech

Seminar by the late Rev Dr Mike Ovey at Forming a Christian Mind conference for postgraduates; Cambridge, Nov 19th, 2016.

Podcasts

The issue of ‘gender identity’ has risen to prominence with remarkable speed in recent years and demands our attention.

Christopher Townsend gives a brief survey of different understandings of gender, before examining, distinguishing and contrasting the medical condition gender dysphoria and aspects of transgender ideology. This sets the scene for biblical reflections on the body, sex and gender in the light of the searching questions posed by the transgender phenomenon. 

This talk is based on Christopher Townsend's Cambridge Paper, available here.

Podcasts
Gender: Where Next?

The issue of ‘gender identity’ has risen to prominence with remarkable speed in recent years and demands our attention. Christopher Townsend gives a brief survey of different ...

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How do we encourage politics for the common good?

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Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

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How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

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Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

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How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

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How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

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Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

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How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

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How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

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Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

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How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

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Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

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How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?