What Is Gender?

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Men like cars and are good at reading maps. Women are domestic and enjoy cooking. Really? In our culture, there are competing visions for what it means to be a man and a woman. Some are helpful, but many are not.

In this talk, Daniel Sih outlines the biblical vision for male and female. He challenges gender stereotypes, as well as gender fluid ideologies, offering a way forward to become whole-heartedness as men and women in a deeply confused culture.

Note: this sermon was re-recorded because of technical errors when recording the original talk.

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Pigs, Pearls and People

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“Don’t throw your pearls to pigs. They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.” What is that all about?

In this talk, Julia Verdouw continues our Longing for Love series by discussing what it means to love sacrificially with agape love.

How does the way we view people shape our ability to love like Jesus? Who are the pigs? And what might we need to do about it?

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What Is Love?

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The Beatles once suggested that “all you need is love” … but what IS love?

In this talk, Michael Wood explains the importance of defining love by something other than itself. He outlines four different Greek concepts for love, which are Storge (family affection), Philia (friendship), Eros (romantic) and Agape (divine love).

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Longing for Love

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All of us need love. Love is one of our highest emotions. We search for love in many places, even if there is confusion about how to live out our most intimate relationships.

This talk introduces a new series called ‘Longing for Love,’ exploring the bible’s perspectives on sex, sexuality and gender. We outline a framework for the series and explore the importance of starting with the revelation; ‘God IS love.’

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