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Steve Chalke grapples with The Lost Message of Paul in ground-breaking book

We have misunderstood Paul…badly.

According to a ground-breaking new book by Rev Steve Chalke, failing to understand Paul in his own context has led to centuries of the Church falsely presenting the apostle to the Gentiles as the great excluder.

But what if ‘original sin’ was never part of Paul’s thinking?  What if the idea that we are saved by faith in Christ, as Luther argued, was based on a mistranslation of Paul’s words and a misunderstanding of Paul’s thinking?

Oasis stands up for trans equality

Oasis has joined with Stonewall and a host of other organisations to show its unwavering support for trans equality with an advert in Metro.

Over the past year, there has been a disturbing increase in hate directed at trans people in the media and online.  Oasis wanted to send out a clear message: we’re proud to stand with our trans family, colleagues, and friends and we will keep working, together, until we achieve equality for trans people everywhere.

The 5 damaging practices that churches inflict on LGBT people

In response to the Government’s announcement that it will look to ban ‘conversion therapies’, the Rev’d Steve Chalke, Founder and Global leader of Oasis has made the following statement:

Today the Government unveiled its 75-point plan to tackle LGBT inequality.  Among its commitments is a desire to ban ‘controversial conversion therapy’ – practices designed to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Churches must offer ‘radical inclusion’ to trans people, says Steve Chalke

Churches should be among the first to include, welcome, support and accept transgender people, says one of the world’s leading evangelical Christians. 

In his new eBook published today, Rev Steve Chalke highlights that in the New Testament, the first non-Jewish convert to Christianity was someone with sexual and gender minority status.

Active Church Online - coming soon...

Oasis delivers Christ-centred community hubs in 36 neighbourhoods around the country. We've learnt a lot about church-led in the last thirty years and Active Church is our opportunity to share that knowledge with others. Until now, that training has been delivered in Waterloo and Birmingham and we've been limited in how often we could make it happen. However, in the Autumn we'll be releasing a web-based resource that churches can access as and when they need, so that they can enhance the way they work in community.