Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex

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I wrote a piece recently about the Christian challenges of what I call “marriage worship,” in which we focus so intensely on getting kids married before they have sex that we neglect necessary education and discourse about healthy emotional, spiritual and physical sexual expression. Though lots of people seemed to really appreciate the perspective in [Read More...]

The Dangers of Christian “Marriage Worship”

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I’ve written before about the seemingly contrasting messages we offer to young people in church about sex and sexuality: Sex is dirty; save it for someone you marry someday. Umm, what? Granted, we walk a narrow rhetorical tightrope when discussing sex with our kids. If we tell them it’s actually pretty awesome, and then tell [Read More...]

The Absurdity of Legislating Sexual Morality

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I used to joke that there was a glaring, if not largely ignored, loophole in all anti-prostitution laws across the United States. It seemed to me that, if any house of ill repute wanted easily to skirt the laws against money for sex, they simply needed to set up cameras in each boudoir and claim [Read More...]

Gospel Coalition’s Views on Gender, Sex Aren’t “Complementary”

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On the one hand, I’m encouraged when Christians can have more honest, open dialogue about sex and sexuality in the public forum. On the other, I’m more than a little distressed when the matter at hand is about “Biblically-based” sexual submission. For those unfamiliar, there are (at least) two camps in the Christian conversation about [Read More...]

From “Mad Men” to “Girls” – The Evolution of Sexism

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HBO debuted a new comedy last night called “Girls.” Twenty-five-year-old Lena Dunham writes, directs and stars a new Young Adult generation’s “Reality Bites.” Creator and star of the underground hit film, “Tiny Furniture,” Dunham is fast establishing herself as a cultural prophet. As she states, perhaps a little ironically, in the first episode last night: [Read More...]


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