19 episodes

Everyone wants to be seen and known, to belong and be loved. We long for intimacy and union. But who on earth can perfectly meet our needs and satisfy our deepest desires? Only Jesus Christ, the One who designed us to think and feel this way! What's even better is that He WANTS to be the one we turn to so He can show us true love. In Christ, we can experience perfect, loving union with one who will never disappoint, betray, or abandon. The True Union podcast is about this beautiful relationship we were created to share with Jesus, the Lover of our souls. Join us as we explore topics like identity, singleness and marriage, same-sex attraction, and friendship and how union in Christ brings true love and satisfaction.

True Union Brian and Ben

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Everyone wants to be seen and known, to belong and be loved. We long for intimacy and union. But who on earth can perfectly meet our needs and satisfy our deepest desires? Only Jesus Christ, the One who designed us to think and feel this way! What's even better is that He WANTS to be the one we turn to so He can show us true love. In Christ, we can experience perfect, loving union with one who will never disappoint, betray, or abandon. The True Union podcast is about this beautiful relationship we were created to share with Jesus, the Lover of our souls. Join us as we explore topics like identity, singleness and marriage, same-sex attraction, and friendship and how union in Christ brings true love and satisfaction.

    S3E6: The Need for this Ministry Is Real!

    S3E6: The Need for this Ministry Is Real!

    Why does True Union exist?  Why do we need ministries like this?  In this episode, Brian and Ben share the heart of True Union Ministries and why it’s important to address same-sex attraction from an honest, biblical perspective and to love those who struggle against it.  
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    S3E5: Family Matters: Why Language Is Important

    S3E5: Family Matters: Why Language Is Important

    Our language as disciples of Jesus matters.  How we speak about ourselves, about each other, and to each other,  has a bearing on the message we preach. And there is a time and place and a biblical way to handle disagreements and mistakes within spiritual family. On the topic of same-sex attraction in the church, language has become a particularly challenging topic. In this episode, Brian and Ben talk about some cases where spiritual family has been tested and failed to reflect the love that Jesus desired His followers to have for each other.

    References:
    PCA Ad Interim Report on Human Sexuality
    Theology in the Raw: Same-sex Attracted, Sexually Pure, and...Unfit for Ministry? (Preston Sprinkle)
    The PCA is Quietly Corrupting Reformed Theology.  Here's How (Bridget Eileen Rivera)
    Conversations that Matter: Examining a Sam Allberry Podcast (John Harris)

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    S3E4: Conversation with Author and Pastor Ed Shaw

    S3E4: Conversation with Author and Pastor Ed Shaw

    This week Brian and Ben welcome Ed Shaw, Pastor of Immanuel City Centre church in Bristol and author of Same-sex Attraction and the Church and Purposeful Sexuality.   As a christian minister who experiences ssa, Ed brings insight and perspective to questions about the need for more understanding and compassion in the church, the challenge of standing for biblical truth against the tide of public opinion on same-sex marriage, and the blessings of spiritual family.
     
    Same-Sex Attraction and the Church
    Purposeful Sexuality
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    • 53 min
    S3E3: Meet Our Newest Team Member: Melody!

    S3E3: Meet Our Newest Team Member: Melody!

    Brian and Ben introduce their newest team member, Melody, and continue their discussion of spiritual family with her as she shares her story and how she found healing in the body of Christ.   
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    • 57 min
    S3E2: The Ministry of Spiritual Family

    S3E2: The Ministry of Spiritual Family

    Brian and Ben explore the topic of spiritual family and the opportunity we have to help each other discover and meet core needs in healthy ways.   
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    • 49 min
    S3E1: Why do we follow Jesus?

    S3E1: Why do we follow Jesus?

    Join Ben and Brian as they kick off their third season with a conversation about what Jesus means to them and why following Him is worth any suffering we may endure.  
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Shleigh63 ,

Finally, a Gospel centered podcast on SSA!!

So incredibly helpful in understanding same sex attraction! Super fan over here!

laurenmcquillan ,

😭

I am so proud of you!

sheepnick1 ,

So excited for this podcast!

These conversations are so necessary and I can’t wait to hear more!

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