I’m trying to figure out what to make of this. Why would he do this? Is it an outlandish publicity stunt meant to sell books? Is it a sincere thing? Confusing, because there are lots of laughs and giggles, especially from his wife, in the promotional videos – of where there are scores.
I can’t figure out how evangelicals and fundamentalists – who used to repress sexuality – all of the sudden can’t stop talking about sex. Mark Driscoll just wrote a book with his wife, revealing secrets of their bedroom. Ed Young challenged the married people of his congregation to have sex everyday for a week, to see if it would help with intimacy and temptations to pornography, etc. Do we need this much sex advice from our pastors?
A couple of interesting articles have been written on the Ed Young Sexperiment.
- Christianity Today: an article by Matthew Lee Anderson (please God, don’t let this be the son of Pamela Lee Anderson… the irony would be too much.
- Huffington Post: Christian Piatt makes some interesting points as well .
What do we make of this? I can tell you that I would never feel comfortable, as a pastor, recommending this as a blanket “challenge” to my congregation. We did talk about sexuality for three
consexutive, sorry, consecutive weeks last year. If you want to give that conversation a listen you can find it here: