Christian Controverser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

First published on Christian Controverser Everyone’s seen the disturbing unfolding of seditious political insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. There’s no real need to go over that here, the main concern for this blog is the fatal attraction that the outgoing administration has held for evangelical Christianity in America and… Continue reading Christian Controverser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

Christian Converser: Discipleship and Discipline

First published on Christian Converser As Christians we are sometimes known as “disciples of Christ”. We of course get that word from its use in the Bible, where in the four Gospels it referred to Jesus’ core team of 12. Dictionary.com lists “disciple” with four definitions, the first three of which are related to Bible… Continue reading Christian Converser: Discipleship and Discipline

Christian Converser: Refocus

First published on Christian Converser In July 2020, part of the Christian Events NZ site was migrated to a new one called Christian Converser, which you are reading now. This incorporates a few articles from the Christian Events NZ site. The CENZ site continues to run and receives redirected traffic from the christianevents.nz domain. However… Continue reading Christian Converser: Refocus

Christian Converser: The Power of Affirmation and The Power of Healing

First published on Christian Converser A very important discipline in the life of any Christian believer is affirmation. By declaring the truths that are stated in scripture, we can ensure that we live in victory every day over negative thoughts and beliefs that can have material impacts upon our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. But… Continue reading Christian Converser: The Power of Affirmation and The Power of Healing

Christian Sexuality Focus: Complementarianism vs Egalitarianism in the Church – An examination of theological beliefs on sexuality in light of Linda Kay Klein’s new book.

First published on Christian Sexuality Focus Just in this past quarter, Touchstone Publishing (a division of Simon and Schuster) have released Linda Kay Klein’s compelling personal critique of the complementarianist evangelical sexual purity movement which became prominent in the 1990s with the resurgence of complimentarian theological beliefs in organisations such as the Southern Baptist Convention.… Continue reading Christian Sexuality Focus: Complementarianism vs Egalitarianism in the Church – An examination of theological beliefs on sexuality in light of Linda Kay Klein’s new book.

Christian Sexuality Focus: “Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m intersex”

First published on Christian Sexuality Focus https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/108603420/time-to-come-out-hi-im-sarah-and-im-intersex This is an important issue and it is one that I believe the Church as a whole has yet to come to grips with in terms of an appropriate response to people who are intersex. However, it is important to note that the tacking of the letter I… Continue reading Christian Sexuality Focus: “Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m intersex”