Moving Forward in Our Conversations about Sexuality


In many conversations about sexuality, the church has used homosexuality as a scapegoat to evade the bigger issues resulting from the sexual revolution. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Mark Ongley suggests that the church should begin having candid conversations both about sexual brokenness and about the wonderfully-designed gift of sex that God gave his creation.

[WATCH] Renown Roman Catholic leader Christopher West did a series of Seven Minute Seminary videos addressing the issue of sexuality; [READ] Timothy Tennent wrote a 14-part series on Marriage, Human Sexuality, and the Body on his blog; [READ] Rebekah Bled shares 6 tips on having healthy conversations with students about sex; [READ] Kensi Duzynski writes up 7 positive messages that the church needs to hear about sex; [WATCH] Ben Witherington III presents a Seven Minute Seminary case for the traditional view of marriage based on Scripture.

Mark Ongley’s book, Into the Light: Redeeming the Church’s Discussion of Sexuality is available in our store, along with video segments that can be watched or studied by individuals and/or groups. Through the month of February, you’ll get a second copy free when purchasing the book! Learn more here.

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Dr. Mark Ongley has more than twenty-five years of pastoral ministry experience. He currently serves part-time as pastor of Ashes to Life in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania—a United Methodist congregation reaching out to people in recovery. He has helped many people find healing and greater wholeness in the area of sexuality. Since 2006, he has been part of a team of counselors for the “Come Away with Me” retreats sponsored by HCM International. Through Restored Image Ministries he offers counseling, seminars, and a monthly blog, which can be found at His wife, Lauri, and their two daughters bring him joy and remind him not to take himself too seriously.