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Below you'll find a large variety of resources written by or featuring Dani.

 

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Review of Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church by Bridget Eileen Rivera

Book Review

In one sense, Bridget Eileen Rivera’s Heavy Burdens is exactly what its subtitle claims: an exploration of Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church. But in another sense, this book seeks to do much more. Put simply, Heavy Burdens endeavors to present a new paradigm for the church’s theological reflection upon and ethical response to the important but also contentious issues of sexuality and gender

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Adam’s Aloneness Wasn’t Just His Singlehood

Article

Adam was the only creature made in the image of his creator. At the time, there was nothing and no one else like Adam in all of creation; he was the only human being walking on the entire face of the earth. This is what it meant that he was alone. This is what was not good in God’s sight.

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Present Distresses and Wedding Dresses

Article

Could it be that 1 Corinthians 7:26-27 is more directly relevant right here, right now, in the midst of a pandemic than at any other point in our lifetime?

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Sex, Singleness, Identity and the Modern Self, with Dr Dani Treweek

Podcast

Dani Treweek joins Jonathan for a conversation about the place and role of sex and sexuality in contemporary Western cutlure. They examine Carl Trueman's work on the rise and triumph of the modern self, including expressive individualism, the psychologised self and the politicisation of sex. They then pivot to the place of marriage and singleness in the church, particularly against the backdrop of a culture so intent on defining humans by their sexual desires and encouraging their actualisation.

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Review of Low Anthropology: The Unlikely Key to a Gracious View of Others (and Yourself) by David Zahl

Book Review

Christianity Today Mag Sept '22: There Is No One Fully Optimized, Not Even One. How a “low anthropology” pushes back on perfectionistic assumptions about human nature.

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Intimacy in a time of pandemic

Article

Perhaps the dismal uncertainty, yet miserable familiarity of lockdown is actually a moment of opportunity. Perhaps now is the time for us to rediscover that there is more to human intimacy than genital intimacy. Perhaps now is the occasion for us as a society to finally recognise a genuine breadth of relationships as being wonderfully essential to life. Perhaps the pandemic has one more lesson to teach us after all.

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Singleness, the "Gift of Celibacy" and Healthy Complementarianism

Podcast

What does it mean to have the gift of celibacy (or singleness)? Does it mean that you don’t desire sex or marriage? Or that you’ve been given an extra booster shot of the Holy Spirit that gives you radical immunity to sexual temptation (or at least prevents you from serious spiriutal hospitalization)? What actually was Paul talking about when he said that “it’s better to marry than to burn?” (1 Cor 7:7-8).

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Singleness Lessons I Learned from the Early Church

Article

The lessons we can learn from the ancient church about singleness are many and mighty, but they are neither simple nor straightforward. In fact, early church leaders do not offer us a singular narrative about being single. However, when we examine the Christian history of celibacy on its own terms, the conversation yields something far more complex and interesting.

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Choice and Circumstance: Not a Single Thing

Article

Christian singleness is a case of either choice, or circumstance. Or is it? Could it be that taking the time to consider our perspective about singleness and single Christians might help us to understand the importance of being more nuanced in our thinking about it, and about them?