This Christianity Today article popped up in my feed reader today.
The title reads “Jesus’ Family Tree Shows Us He Is Worth the Wait.”
The article is about Jesus’ genealogy, but that’s not the way I read the headline the first time through. Evangelical purity culture played such a central role in my upbringing that the phrase “worth the wait” is intrinsically tied to abstinence teachings. As a result, my mind went straight to Jesus, and sex, and then froze—that can’t be right. I sent a screenshot of the headline to several friends with similar evangelical upbringings, and their reactions were the same.
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