Dilemmas1

During the Autumn term in 2016 we are exploring issues and problems in our world today and how the Bible can guide us in navigating them.  From stress to sex, from social media to growing old; we are looking at how to live a Jesus centred life in our modern lives.  This page is designed to give some resources to guide us.

If the series brings to the surface issues please do seek support.  Some ways to this are:

  • Prayer Ministry - pray on a Sunday asking the Holy Spirit to bring transformation.
  • Freedom Prayer Team - an opportunity for a longer time of prayer listening to God for you and then leading you in steps to Freedom through forgiveness and repentance. 
  • Ask a Friend - do share with a Christian friend and ask for them to pray for you or if necessary keep you accountable.
  • Seek Professional Support - we would encourage you to seek appropriate counselling or professional help to deal with your issue. If you are not sure what might be available then speak to one of our senior leaders (or consult a GP for referrals).

Quick Links:
Week 1: Sexual Freedom
Week 2: Diversity
Week 3: Self Hatred
Week 4: Environment
Week 5: Sexual Uncertainty
Week 6: Stress
Week 7: Growing Old
Week 8: Poverty
Week 9: Persecution
Week 10: Dying and Death
Week 11: Discontentment
Week 12: Social Media

Week 1: Sexual Freedom

You can listen to Ian's sermon on sexual freedom here.

The sheet mentioned in the talk can be downloaded here

Books

You might find these books useful:

Websites

A website to help with internet filtering and accountablility is Covenant Eyes.
 

Week 2: Diversity

You can listen to Cara speak about diversity here

Books


Week 3: Self-Hatred

You can listen to Ruth speak about self-hatred here.

The handout Ruth said was avaliable is here.


Week 4: Environment

You can listen to Ben's talk on creation and the environment here.

Books

 

Websites

A Rocha provide some great resources about the environment


Week 5: Sexual Uncertainty

Ian's talk on sexual uncertainty can be listened to here.

Books

Websites

Living Out Website

An Article on gender dysphoria from the Christian Medical Association (who also have many other excellent articles


Week 6: Stress

Elaine's talk on Stress can be be found here.
 


A Good website for mental health, especially children is place2be

The Samaritans Helpline is 116 123


Week 7: Growing Old

Carole's talk on growing old can be found here.

Week 8: Poverty

Our guest speaker, from CAP, George Mullen's talk on poverty can be found here.

We do recommend Christian's Against Poverty for any financial trouble.

Week 9: Persecution

A talk from our All Age Worship can be found here.

Week 10: Dying and Death

Ben's talk on death and dying can be found here.

Some good books on the theology of the resurrection are:

If you are bereaved do either get intouch with our pastoral team through Carole or contact Harrow Bereavement Care.

Week 11: Discontentment

Our Guest speaker Caroline MacDonald's talk on Discontentment can be found here.
 
A helpful website is Becoming Minimalist which is written by a pastor called Joshua Becker.

Week 12: Social Media

Ben's talk on social media:


Liz Clutterbuck is a curate who writes smart things about technology - particularly here, here and here.