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Luther, the state and misunderstanding scripture

Luther asked the questions that the 16th century Church really needed to grapple with – and because of his courage the world changed forever.  But none of this means that he didn’t make mistakes.  Did his ‘two Kingdoms theology’ – which called for separation between Church and state lead to a world where Christians started to turn a blind eye to secular evil?  Could this even have shaped a German Church which ailed to speak out against Nazism in the 1930s?

WATCH: FAQ – The Bible and same-sex relationships

When Steve published his ground-breaking article – A Matter of Integrity – in 2013 and affirmed his support for loving, faithful and monogamous same-sex relationships it was described by one national newspaper as ‘sending shockwaves down the evangelical community.’

As such, it was no surprise that many people had sincere and honest questions about Steve’s position, theological approach and perspective on Biblical interpretation.  In this video, Steve answers a number of the core questions that were received.

WATCH: Steve Chalke on Biblical interpretation

When Steve published his ground breaking article – Restoring Confidence in the Bible – a number of people had questions.  How can we dialogue with scripture while maintaining a firm view of its authority?  How can we reconcile ourselves to some of the more controversial stories without adopting a ‘pick and mix’ approach to the Bible?  In this video, Steve explores these questions and more.

9 Habits - Hopeful - A Reflection Resource

Hope imagines what is possible and won’t give up until it happens...
Hope is bold. It says that things don’t have to be the way they are...
Hope stands up for the forgotten and the lonely and the ignored...

We've developed Awe & Wonder reflection resources for each of the 9 Habits. Here's a reflection resource about Hope, which can be used alongside the church resources that you can find here.