The state government of Victoria, Australia, has decriminalised the prostitution industry. Decriminalisation of prostitution is generally a legislative position adopted by people who believe in sexual liberalisation and has very little to do with protecting people who work in the sex trade. It may mean sex industry workers are safe from being prosecuted but the… Continue reading Victoria Decriminalises Prostitution
The issue of the treatment of women and the honouring of their sexuality, not just in society but in the Church, has been foremost in the world for at least the last century, but more especially in the past 50 years due to something called the sexual revolution. Whilst the SR is widely panned with… Continue reading Youth Protest “97%”, March 2021 in New Zealand
This blog has been migrated from a previous site name and location. All requests for the previous site will be redirected to this site. The name change is to reflect the evolving shift in the focus of this blog and associated ministry interests. Christian Sexuality Focus will also become one of three blogs hosted at… Continue reading Welcome to Christian Sexuality Focus
This blog hasn’t been written for more than a year because of some questions over its function and purpose. The Facebook page that used to be linked to it was voluntarily taken offline due to this uncertainty. However it will continue to receive occasional posts like this one and they will be syndicated via converser.nz… Continue reading Evangelical view of sexuality questioned
The 2019 Christchurch local body elections were marred by accusations brought against a sitting councillor in the Central ward, who was standing for re-election. It soon emerged that the complaints had been brought against them months earlier, but the Mayor had decided to support her protege by keeping quiet on the matter, and the matter… Continue reading Christchurch Councillor Code of Conduct Campaign
Our revised statement appears below. This has been updated to address new focuses for our present and forthcoming ministry. We are excited to see new developments and opportunities for the development of our ministry that we believe are starting to open up. This section is divided into two parts: a generic evangelical statement of faith,… Continue reading Revised Statement of Beliefs and Principles
This afternoon in New Zealand, the Government introduced the Abortion Legislation Bill into Parliament for its first reading. We watched the debate live on national TV. Our position is that we feel there is little need for this legislation, but the issue is just one of a number of issues loosely termed “reproductive rights”. This… Continue reading NZ Abortion Legislation Bill
This is an interesting commentary in the New York Times about purity culture and the potential harm it causes. A key point is that many churches still teach some form of purity culture, because nothing else has come along to fill its place. Evangelical teaching on sexuality is still largely derived from what we inherited… Continue reading Opinion: How Should Christians Have Sex?
The biggest sexual abuse scandal in the western Churches historically has been in the Roman Catholic Church. A Church which made itself out to be morally superior to all others and which has also enjoyed considerable political power for centuries. In the early 21st century a pillar of the Christian Conservative political movement in the… Continue reading Moral corruption of politics and sexual abuse scandals goes hand in hand. So why do Christians get into politics?
Currently, knowledge of intersex issues is being overshadowed by the furore over transgender and gender identity spectrum. WHAT DOES INTERSEX MEAN? Amie first married when she was young, and had her first child more than 20 years ago. Instead of having one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, as men have, or two X chromosomes,… Continue reading Victoria, Victor, Victory – a US family lovingly raise their second intersex child