Handling Disagreement (Church Leaders #4)
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by Living Out
6d ago
What if there’s disagreement in our church on sexuality? Ashleigh, Ed and Andy discuss why this isn’t something we can just agree to disagree on, and some key principles to bear in mind as we work things out in light of that. The team then offer some practical wisdom on how to have these conversations within your church leadership team and as a whole church, including whether it’s helpful to hold events engaging with opposing views.  Resources mentioned and related Why Can't Christians Agree to Differ? Sam Allberry  How Important Is All This? (Explore Questions #6)  The Pastora ..read more
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Pastoral Care (Church Leaders #3)
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by Living Out
2w ago
In this episode we discuss how we can provide good pastoral care, both for those who are themselves same-sex attracted and wanting to follow Jesus, and for those who have gay family members and want to love them well. Andy, Ed and Adam share some of the things that have helped them most as they've opened up about their sexualities, the importance of doing simple things well and listening to individuals' experiences, and how showing love to the partner of a gay relative can point them to Jesus. Resources mentioned and related: What Does Good Pastoral Support Look Like? What Can Church Leader ..read more
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Teaching on Sexuality (Church Leaders #2)
Living Out Podcast
by Living Out
1M ago
What cultural and biblical context do we need to bear in mind as we teach on sexuality and gender? How do we handle the Bible passages which directly address homosexuality?  Ashleigh, Andy and Andrew discuss the need to approach these topics with both clarity and compassion, whether it’s best to do a one-off sermon or a whole series, and the importance of being aware of the people we’re speaking to and their experiences. Resources mentioned and related Born This Way. Really? Adam Curtis Finding Your Best Identity Andrew Bunt The Unexpected Joy of Being Single Catherine Gray Purposeful S ..read more
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Starting the Conversation (Church Leaders #1)
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by Living Out
1M ago
In the first episode of this new series, we talk about why and how we should start the conversation on sexuality and gender in our churches. Andrew, Ashleigh and Ed share their experiences of what happens when you do (and don’t) discuss these topics in church, and why not being upfront on what we believe can be so unhelpful. The team also discuss how to engage well with our culture and our own church family as we prepare to have these conversations, making sure we’re clear on what we believe and the range of views and experiences we’ll encounter as we talk about sexuality and gender. Resource ..read more
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Series 9: Church Leaders - Trailer
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by Living Out
1M ago
Ashleigh introduces our brand new podcast series - coming 7th March ..read more
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Featured Episode: How Important Is All This? (Explore Questions #6)
Living Out Podcast
by Living Out
2M ago
Our new series is coming soon, and in the meantime we're highlighting a couple of episodes from the vault. In our second series, we took on some of the most common questions we get asked about faith and sexuality, including this one: how important is all this? Anne, Ed and Andy discuss whether sexuality is really a big deal. Why are Christians obsessed with sex when there seem to be so many other pressing issues? Do Christians need to fall out over sexual ethics or is it something we can just agree to disagree on? How can we respond when churches and denominations change their stance? Resourc ..read more
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Featured Episode: Isn’t the Christian Sexual Ethic Harmful and Repressive? (Explore Questions #2)
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by Living Out
2M ago
While we work on our next series, we thought we'd take the opportunity to highlight a couple of episodes from the vault. In our second series, we took on some of the most common questions we get asked about faith and sexuality, including this one: isn't the Christian sexual ethic harmful and repressive? In the first half of the show we explore ways in which Christians and churches have sadly harmed people in the areas of sex and sexuality. We talk about how silence has made it hard for people to feel safe and understood; how churches have sometimes created cultures of shame; and we discuss th ..read more
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Farewell to Anne
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by Living Out
3M ago
In this special episode we say a sad farewell to our Content Director, Anne Witton. Anne shares her reasons for stepping down from front-line ministry at this time and talks honestly about some of the joys and struggles of her work with Living Out. The team discuss highlights of the last few years, share favourite resources and remember plenty of funny moments. Resources mentioned and related Anne's Story The Courage to Warn Anne Witton The Importance of Rounded Stories Andrew Bunt What Is Sexuality for? Ed Shaw 15, Same-sex Attracted... and Christian? Ashleigh Hull Christmas special 2022 po ..read more
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Hebrews 2 and 1 Corinthians 6 (Bible Encouragements #5)
Living Out Podcast
by Living Out
4M ago
Andy explains how Hebrews 2 speaks into his experience of suffering and temptation in the area of sexuality, by reminding him that Jesus has been tempted and is sympathetic when we're struggling. Dan's chosen passage is 1 Corinthians 6, which has helped him to see the worth and dignity we have in God's eyes, how we've been bought at a price, and what that means for what we do with our bodies. Resources mentioned and related Kitchen Floors and Gethsemane Andy Robinson The Plausibility Problem Ed Shaw What God Has to Say About Our Bodies: A Review Dan Reid What God Has to Say About Our Bodies ..read more
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10th Anniversary Special
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by Living Out
4M ago
Ed is joined by Living Out co-founders Sam Allberry and Sean Doherty to talk about the early years of the ministry and some highlights from its history. They share the story of how and why Living Out started and what their expectations were when it was launched ten years ago. In the second half of the show they share their personal highlights, discuss the impact Living Out has had and express their hopes for the future. Resources mentioned and related £10 a month club Sam's story Sean and Gaby's story Aren’t We Just Picking Which Bits of the Old Testament Law Apply Today? Sam Allberry If We ..read more
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