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Social Media and Gender Identity

Social media plays a big part in all of our lives (and probably even more so in the current COVID 19 situation).

Social media has many benefits – it allows us to keep in touch with people when face to face contact is not possible, to get an instant update on what is going on, and to stream church services on platforms like YouTube and hold Bible studies and prayer meetings by… Read more.
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Created Male and Female

As Christians we believe that God has created us in His image, and male or female. But what does it mean to be male or female?

So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Chromosomes When an egg is fertilised by a sperm, the resulting zygote has 46 chromosomes. These are in pairs and one of those pairs (known as… Read more.
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Sex and Gender – is there a difference?

We hear people talking about ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ all the time but what do they really mean? Do they mean the same as they always have?

The meaning of words frequently changes over time and words mean different things to different generations or different cultures. A good example of this is the word ‘sick’– to me it means someone is unwell or means a pile of vomit. However, to my teenagers it means something is impressive… Read more.
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No new notifications…

Do you constantly feel compelled to check your phone to see if anyone has messaged you? I do!

And does your heart sink when you look at the screen and there are no new notifications? Mine does! In fact, I regularly have to put my phone in a different room so I am not constantly scrolling through social media feeds.  I even sometimes give myself ‘Facebook bans’ at… Read more.
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Stuck at home!

The current situation is something new for all of us. No school/college/university, no socialising with friends, at home with parents and siblings 24/7!

What are the difficulties/dangers we might face and what might the benefits be? How can we survive this period and how can we grow in our walk with God? Difficulties/dangers Anxiety – I’m sure like me, even a couple of weeks ago, you couldn’t have imagined this situation. It was… Read more.
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A child of divorce – the loss of my father

My parents’ divorce has left repercussions rippling throughout my life, even up to this present day.

…the Lord your God goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 This verse has meant a lot to me growing up. Why? Because my parents divorced when I was 7 years old and I have not had a good father in my life since… Read more.
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Looking for love that will last

Most people desperately want to love and be loved.

This is no surprise since God made us in His image and God is love [1]. Sadly, we live in a society where love is often equated with sex and Satan has deceived many into thinking that giving in to sexual desires will secure love and that compromising on Biblical… Read more.
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Abortion: Right or wrong?

It is tempting to take our moral direction from the laws of our country. If it is legal, then surely it must be acceptable?

The law enables abortions to be carried out by the medical services, which we have to trust regularly with our lives and the lives of our family. Surely, you might think, if my GP can refer me for an abortion then it must be OK. However, we must be very… Read more.
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Is Jesus a bigot?

It is fashionable to call Christians bigots because they stand opposed to the prevailing sexual ethics and seek to point people towards a better narrative.

Is Jesus obstinately or intolerantly devoted to His own opinions? Did He treat members of other racial or ethnic groups with hatred and intolerance? [1] Jesus was firm and uncompromising in His teaching He certainly offended particular groups of people, which resulted in extensive, strong and ultimately violent reactions to… Read more.
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What has happened to romance?

Has living in a society which encourages early sexual experimentation led to the possibility of romance being eroded?

In spite of all the songs about romance and love, I sometimes wonder whether the sexual revolution has actually stopped young people experiencing many of the romantic feelings that have been expressed in poetry and literature in times when it was more likely that a couple would patiently wait for… Read more.
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Speaking the Truth in Love

Have you ever been accused of one of the following: bullying, homophobia, bigotry or discrimination?

Have you ever been accused of one of the following: bullying, homophobia, bigotry or discrimination? These words are now frequently used in our society when someone disagrees with you about a moral issue! The context is usually where someone maintains a right to a certain view or lifestyle and then… Read more.
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What is wrong with masturbation?

Some people claim that it is a natural response to natural desires. The Bible challenges us to think differently.

You may have heard of masturbation (self stimulation) being presented in a positive way as a normal healthy activity. It is claimed that it can help young people ease anxiety and, after or even during puberty, relieve sexual frustration. So is there anything wrong with this teaching? What is a… Read more.