Sermon series resources: Marriage and Sexuality

In the fall of 2015 we offered a series on subjects including, marriage, sex, and same-sex attraction. At HopePointe we understand these subjects are personal, sensitive, and tender. They also demand more time than any one sermon can offer. If you'd like to think more deeply about these things we discussed, we suggest considering the resources below:

Books:

  • "Issues Facing Christians Today" by John Stott
    • A supremely gifted Anglican clergyman, Stott addresses a range of contemporary issues from a Christian perspective, including marriage and sexuality. 
  • "The Meaning of Marriage" by Timothy and Kathy Keller
    • The Kellers' book on marriage is simply one of the best. It's an engaging resource for anyone wanting to think more about marriage, whether he or she is a skeptic, committed Christian, or somewhere in between.
  • "This Momentary Marriage" by John Piper
    • Piper invites us on a journey through the Scriptures to see what they teach us about the most fundamental purposes of marriage. 
  • "Redeeming Singleness" by Barry Dannylak
    • Dannylak's Christ-centered work reminds us of the Bible's strong affirmation of singleness, challenging any temptation to think of singleness as God's second best for us
  • "Is God Anti-Gay?" by Sam Allberry
    • Both an Anglican pastor and writer, Allberry turns to the Scriptures to address this question head on. Writing out of his own experience with same-sex attraction makes his reflections all the more powerful. 
  • "Washed and Waiting" by Wesley Hill
    • Dr. Hill, an Anglican New Testament scholar, also writes from his own experience with same-sex attraction. Hill reminds us that Christians with SSA can have great hope both in Christ and the body of Christ.
  • "The Bible and Homosexual Practice" by Robert Gagnon
    • Today many ask if the Bible is as clear on this issue as Christians have understood. New Testament scholar Robert Gagnon answers with one of the most technical and critical treatments of the question from a scholarly perspective. 

Online resources:

  • A review article by Tim Keller on the Bible and same-sex relationships
  • www.livingout.org - An excellent resource on the Christian life as someone who is same-sex attracted. Helpful for any Christian, regardless of one's orientation.