Peacock, Gavin & Strachan, Owen
Lust is a problem. A big problem. Our sexualised culture, promising freedom and pleasure, is creating a terrible cocktail of abuse, pain, despair, and suffering. The problem is not simply our actions, but our sinful desires. But there is hope. Christ is more powerful than any lustful desire, any temptation. He has defeated death and sin, and his way leads to true freedom.
Table of Contents:
1. People are Struggling
2. Lust is Sinful
3. Christ is Powerful
4. We Have Hope
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Center for Biblical Sexuality
Gavin Peacock is associate pastor at Calvary Grace Church of Calgary, and the Director of International Outreach for CBMW. He played football professionally for Chelsea and Newcastle Utd.
Owen Strachan is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at MBTS in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the Director of the Center for Public Theology at MBTS.
"This series directly applies biblical truth to urgent matters of human sexuality, and does so with both pastoral sensitivity and theological integrity. All too often the church fails to respond to sexual sin with both compassion and clarity. This series does both, and does so with courage, verve, and an ever–present reminder that Jesus Christ is making all things new." - David Talcott, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The King’s College, New York City
"The terrible times of the last days are dominated by ‘feel good’ culture which has misled millions onto the destructive super–highway of illicit sex in its different forms. From Scripture, research and the experiences of individuals Peacock and Strachan expose the lies that tried and tested societal norms are bad and ‘follow your heart’ is good. This series is humble and hard–hitting – saying what needs to be said but which many Christian leaders have been afraid to say. However, this is no mere condemnatory diatribe pointing the finger. These pages are full of compassion. There is practical help for those struggling and a triumphant note that though sexual sin is overwhelming the power of the Lord Jesus Christ is greater. This is a very valuable piece of work." - John Benton, Director of Pastoral Support, The Pastors’ Academy, London Seminary, London, UK
"These books are floodlights in the worldly storm. They don’t claim to be exhaustive, but neither are they exhausting. They offer much–needed confidence to regular Christians on pilgrimage in this new dark age. But most of all, this trilogy highlights the compassion of Jesus Christ in the gospel. Read these books, share them with others, and let hope pierce the present darkness." - Clint Humfrey, Senior Pastor, Calvary Grace Church, Calgary, Alberta
"In this straightforward and powerful series, Strachan and Peacock relay a message of hope, transformation, and biblical recalibration because of Christ. These pages are a reveille bugle to wake up a generation sedated by sinful, sexual trajectories. This series is for pastors, parents, and anyone who desires biblical clarity in a world of confusion." Rick Holland, Senior Pastor, Mission Road Bible Church, Kansas City, Kansas
"Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock are men full of biblical wisdom and conviction. And that’s precisely what the church needs in this hour. The authors bring their wisdom and conviction to bear in this work as they engage some of the most pressing issues confronting the church. I heartily recommend this work to every gospel minister—and the church members they serve." - Jason K. Allen, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Pastor Peacock and Scholar Strachan form a rare combination and a dynamic duo in this thoroughly biblical response to the “strong winds of culture” that are blowing. They offer not just a “battle cry”, but also a “declaration of hope”. " - Tim Cantrell, Senior Pastor, Antioch Bible Church & President of Shepherds’ Seminary, Johannesburg, South Africa
"I enthusiastically endorse this biblical sexuality trilogy on lust, homosexuality and transgenderism, written by men of conviction (Strachan and Peacock), who know what God has revealed in His Word and who understand the sinful struggles of fallen humanity. The authors have courageously written about some of the most sensitive issues of our times, denouncing the deviation from God’s original design, while always pointing to the person (Christ) who can give us the victory over such sinful desires and behaviors. If there was ever a generation in need of such a trilogy it is ours. What an insightful and powerful tool this will prove to be for the church of our time. These books are biblical, readable, practical and answer many of the questions many are asking. Every pastor, every leader, in fact, every person who wants to be thoroughly informed about these issues should read this trilogy." - Miguel Nuñez, Senior Pastor, International Baptist Church, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
"Strachan and Peacock confront sexual sin where it begins: in the heart. These men understand that Scripture, by the power of God’s Spirit, is the only instrument that can confront the sinful lusts that reside in the dark crevices of the heart. With biblical precision and pastoral care, Strachan and Peacock demonstrate the connection between heart desires and sinful behavior. You would do well to heed their biblical warning and instruction to tackle sinful actions by practically confronting sinful desires with the truth of God." - T. Dale Johnson, Jr., Executive Director, ACBC & Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
"This biblically–centered and theologically–robust series on biblical sexuality is a tour de force. If you struggle with sexual sin, deal with questions about sexuality in your current ministry context, or desire to learn more about such issues, this trilogy of books is for you." - Dustin W. Benge, Senior Fellow, The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies & Professor, Munster Bible College, Cork, Ireland
"Technology often only conspires with our wandering and warped passions to leave us in a state of enslavement and despair. However, this trilogy of books points to God’s word as our only hope through its holistic teaching on sexuality and through the gospel of God’s redeeming grace. I cannot too highly recommend a prayerful study of these books. They might prove a life–saver!" - Conrad Mbewe, Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church and first Chancellor of the African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia
"In a world where sex has become everything, anything, and nothing, Strachan and Peacock do a masterful job at helping the church recover and keep a Biblical theology of sexuality. In a sex–crazed world, here are wise words that are timely, truthful, and transformative!" -Philip De Courcy, Senior Pastor of Kindred Community Church, Anaheim Hills, California
"Here is an extremely timely book for the cultural crisis in which we find ourselves. Addressing the issue of human sexuality head on, Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock have delivered a brilliant analysis of the present day crisis over personal sexuality and gender issues. Not only do they make the right diagnosis, they also prescribe the one and only cure for this devastating problem. They offer the transforming power of the saving and sanctifying grace of God. You need to be conversant with the unchanging truths in this book." - Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries and Professor of Preaching,The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California