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Our most vital union

November 22, 2016

The Kingdom, rather than marriage, is our ultimate goal. -Nathan Campbell- This article is the second of a series of three that are part of a conversation about the Christian view of marriage, arising from the last issue of AP. When Jesus is asked about marriage, divorce, and life in God’s Read More...

The gospel model

November 9, 2016

Marriage means companionship, children, yes – and much more. -Sheryl Sarkoezy- This article is one of a series of three that are part of a conversation about the Christian view of marriage, arising from the last issue of AP From the first marriage (Gen. 2:18-24) to the last (Rev. 21), Scripture Read More...

A mere liaison

August 2, 2016

How abortion cost marriage its special character -Phil Burcham- “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” is widely attributed to either the US baseball star Yogi Berra or the Danish physicist Neils Bohr. The witty quotation reminds us of a truth that is very relevant to Read More...

Step right up

May 17, 2016

The church’s challenge goes beyond same-sex marriage -Jared Hood- In an act of judicial treason, the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage. My mind went to Roland Freisler, the head of Hitler’s People’s Court. Hang the constitution; ideology rules the day. We don’t know what Read More...

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

March 2, 2016

Leslie Vernick Waterbrook Press, 2013 This is a timely book, as our society attempts to grapple with the horrifying toll of domestic violence on women. Leslie Vernick has had 30 years experience as a counsellor and – though she agrees that men can be victims of domestic violence – she has Read More...

When abstinence is sinful

August 19, 2015

The bible is clear: frequent sex is a duty for both husband and wife. -Darren Middleton- It saturates our screens, it inundates the internet, it dominates the cultural discourse but all too often, in conservative Christian circles, sex is absent from the pulpit. Seventeen years of pastoral Read More...