The importance of friendship

It is easy to forget how important friendship is

In our society, almost everything we see and hear is about romantic and sexual relationships. Everyone is looking for “the one”. We are wrongly told that to be fulfilled in life, we must be in a sexual relationship. So, what about friendship? Is it important? As human beings made in… Read more.
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Navigating the challenges of social media

Social media, like most things in life, can either be a force for evil or a force for good.

If used in the right way, social media can help us understand more about Christianity as well as spread the good news so others can hear about our Saviour. However, social media can also be a dangerous place. It can lead to depression and serious body image related problems. We,… Read more.
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Lessons from Love Island

It is natural to desire loving relationships, but does sex always express love?

The 2021 series of the dating reality TV programme Love Island has recently begun. The show is now in its 7th season and involves a group of contestants, who in order to remain on the show and win £50,000, are forced to ‘pair up’ with another contestant. The show begins… Read more.

What makes a good friend?

How do we make good friends, and more importantly, how do we make sure we are a good friend?

As we go through life, whether we’re male or female, single or married, one thing we all have in common is that we need friendship.  The Bible tells us that we were created for company (Gen 2:18), and that friendship is good and helpful for us (Prov 18:1, Eccl 4:9-12);… Read more.
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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.