Love in eternity (or: On hope, commitment and purity)

Cloisters Norwich Cathedral

For an all-round flavour of the topics that I blog about and my theology, have a read of Always reforming: 95 statements on hope, sexuality and consent, it includes statements like:

1. When God expresses himself through us, the outworking result is authentic to both us and him.
29. God isn’t boring, has a sense of humour, and understands suffering.
33. Any sexual ethic based on inexperience and/or passive preservation, is purity culture.
51. Awareness of sin comes with maturity; it’s not always a prerequisite for putting faith in Jesus.
56. The commission of the church is to embody, for the sake of the world, the same reconciling covenant faithfulness (that is, righteousness) that was shown to us in Jesus.
58. Acculturation does not always mean conformity to the pattern of the world. Witness Esther.
85. Purity-as-separation subverts God’s plan for reconciliation and is contrary to the church’s covenant calling.

Hope worth sharing– This is sunlight content that’ll refresh your soul

Perspective on purity – About gender, bodies, belonging, shame and division

Irritating evangelicalism – Complaints and challenges for change in evangelical culture