Navigating a Confusing World with Truth and Grace
Jesus called us as followers of him to live differently. We are called to approach the world and its varied complex situations with truth and grace.
At Protea Valley Church, we believe in the transformative power of God's Word and the importance of engaging with the world in a way that reflects the teachings of Jesus. In late July 2023, we had the privilege of hosting a mid-week teaching event that aimed to provide wisdom in a world filled with confusion.
The two insightful evenings, hosted by Brent Russell, delved deep into the theme of Jesus, Gender and Sex. We explored how God intended us to live and how the world has evolved to its current state. In these sessions, we carefully and graciously unpacked ideas surrounding truth, gender, and sex, with the intention of equipping our community to navigate the often bewildering world we live in.
Biblical Perspective on Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
One of the central aspects of these evenings was to provide a Biblical perspective on the topics of gender, sex, and sexuality. In a world where these issues are often surrounded by confusion and controversy, we sought to shed light on what God's Word has to say.
Guest Speakers Sharing Their Journeys and Knowledge
We were honored to host several guest speakers who shared their personal journeys and knowledge on these vital topics. Their insights and experiences added depth and richness to our discussions, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges many individuals face in today's society.
Access the Sessions and Resources
We invite you to view the recordings of these two insightful sessions, which are now available for your convenience. Simply click on the links below to access the videos:
In addition to the video recordings, we have compiled a comprehensive set of resources that can help you dive even deeper into these topics. Whether you are seeking guidance for yourself or looking to engage in meaningful conversations with others, these resources are designed to provide valuable insights and support.
As a church we remain committed to walking alongside you on your journey of faith, equipping you live in the world, following in Jesus’ footsteps. If you have any questions or require further information on the topics discussed during these sessions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Below will find a collection of valuable books, blogs, and videos discussed in the teaching. These resources offer a further exploration into the biblical perspectives presented by Brent.
Science, the Transgender Phenomenon, and the Young | Abigail Shrier:
Rosaria Butterfield's Testimony
5 Secular Claims & The Biblical Response: Rebecca McLaughlin Interview - The Becket Cook Show Ep. 80
Sex + Freud - The Becket Cook Show Ep. 22
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution
The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story
A Change of Affection: A Gay Man's Incredible Story of Redemption
The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has
The Gospel and Sex by Tim Keller