The Ethics Of Sex


Adult Bible Study

Human sexuality is a deep mystery acknowledged by the Bible, by many religions, and by science. We shouldn't take it for granted or think that we can do whatever we want with it. Sexuality can be beautiful or ugly, healthy or unhealthy, productive or unproductive. This class will examine the Biblical and natural understanding sexuality so that we might use it in the way God intended and find the blessings that God wants us to have through it. 

1. What is Sex? What is Gender? and Why? (March 26, 2017)  Handout   Audio   Video

2. What is Marriage? What Are the Purposes of Marriage? What about birth control? What about divorce? What about the unity of faith in marriage? (April 2, 2017)  Handout  Audio  Video

3. What's Wrong With Sex Apart From Marriage? Self-Pleasure? Pornography? Casual Sex? (April 9, 2017)  Handout  Audio   Video. See "A Pastoral Appeal to Couples Living Together."

Easter Family Bible Study in the Gymnasium (April 16, 2017)

4. What Does the Bible and Nature Tell Us About Homosexuality and Gender Identity? (April 23, 2017)  Handout Audio  Video

5. What Does the Bible Say About Incest, Polygamy, Polyamory, Orgies or Bestiality? (April 30, 2017) Handout Audio Video

6. Why Should We Consider Celibacy? (May 7, 2017)  Handout  Audio Video

7. How Do We Teach Children About Sex? Handout Audio Video (May 14, 2017)


Further Reading

Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight, edited by Gifford A. Grobien. Published by Concordia Publishing House.

Gender Identity Disorder or Gender Dysphoria in Christian Perspective
2014. This is a booklet published by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Response to Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust 2012. This is a booklet published by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Human Sexuality: A Theological Perspective 1981. This is a booklet published by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

I Was Living the Gay Lifestyle, But Christ Transformed Me

Gender Madness, Gender Gladness, a sermon by Pastor Michael P. Walther. Text Audio

Sexuality and Gender, Lawrence S. Mayer & Paul R. McHugh. This special report was published in the New Atlantis in 2016. The report shows that many presumptions about sexual orientation are not biologically fixed.