What the Bible Really Says about Singleness (2012 video)
This fifty-five minute Youtube video provides an encapsulation of the biblical theology of singleness that is provided in more detail in the resources below. This video is intended to serve as a condensed presentation of the key biblical texts that show how and why the Old and New Testaments appear at first observation to speak very differently about singleness, but in actuality demonstrate amazing consistency when they are seen as complementary covenants around the atoning work of Christ.
"Boundless" Podcast Interview (2014 video)
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The Bible has a special word on singleness. So says biblical scholar Barry Danylak. Here he shares specific words on singleness from the Old and New Testaments, plus Jesus' attitude toward singles, what the "gift of singleness" actually means, and much more.
A Biblical Theology of Singleness (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2007)
This little booklet was the first the published synopsis of my biblical theology of singleness that was the result of several years of reflection. Much of the initial work was the result of a series of retreat talks I shared with the single adults of College Church of Wheaton in 2004. Helpful feedback spurred further thought and development that culminated with the material in this booklet. The Grove series is produced by Ridley Hall in Cambridge for the primary benefit of Anglican clergy members, but written at a level very accessible to those at all levels of biblical training. The booklets can be ordered through the Amazon UK link here.
Biblical Insights for Singles in Ministry and Those Serving with Them (One Another Ministries, 2010)
This is a five DVD video set of talks presented for a consultation of missionaries sponsored by One Another Ministries in Guernsey in May 2010. The series follows largely the themes of the Redeeming Singleness book, but is directed more specifically to those singless and marrieds that are serving together in a missions context. The series can be ordered from the One Another ministries link here.
Redeeming Singleness In French: Le Célibat Réhabilité. Signe Du Royaume Qui Vient (Charols: Excelsis, 2012)
See above for description in English. Click here to purchase Redeeming Singleness, from Amazon.fr, in French.
Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010)
This book is a fuller treatment of the core idea presented in the Grove booklet. The approach taken is perhaps a bit surprising to some readers, who might be expecting a systematic analysis of particular instances of singleness as they are described in Scripture. Instead we carefully build the case for a theology of singleness in light of a more pronounced biblical theological theme of offspring as it relates to the place and purpose of marriage in the old and new covenants. Our understanding of singleness in Scripture thus flows out of our understanding of offspring, marriage, the covenants and the messianic fulfullment in Christ. In this regard we seek to undertand the purpose and place of singleness in the New Testament distinctly through the the lens of the life, death and accomplished work of Christ. The book is accessible through Amazon.com here.