Articles categorized as Sexual Ethics
Pervasive consumption of pornography dulls the mind: if we delightedly give ourselves over to falsehoods, we lose our ability to sort truth from fiction.
The absence of a script for how to enter marriage was partially a consequence of the loss of a social vision for why one would marry in the first place.
The Church of England recently released a document of “pastoral” guidelines for performing an “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith” ceremony for transgender individuals.
The divide about whether ‘identity’ is obviously or clearly unbiblical relates to why the conservative acknowledgment of gay Christians’ affirmation of biblical marriage seems to diminish its significance.
How should Christians think about being ‘gay’?
If there is an issue that separates the generations of evangelicals, it is the question of homosexuality.
If there were a sexual arms race, evangelicals would be winning.
Either we recognize the “beauty of God’s design for human life,” or we embrace a sexual ethic and understanding of maleness and femaleness grounded in an “individual’s autonomous preferences.” Either our witness is counter-cultural, or it is not biblical.
We should note, though, that trying to link traditional answers into the creeds in this sense does not narrow them, but rather seriously and significantly expands them.
How should we respond to those who don’t seem to have been created male or female?
Dianna Anderson (no relation) recently penned a very spirited critique of my recent essay on why I am opposed to gay marriage. I had been notified about the essay a while ago: in…
For it is in marriage—and marriage alone—that eros finds its consummation and discovers resources for its ongoing renewal. Eros can destabilize us and make us go topsy, but it also helps us see why marriage matters.
The more confident we are in our knowledge, the more willing we can be to hear challenges to it.
The central question facing our society is whether there can be mercy in the gay marriage debate.
The gay Christian might remind other Christians of certain aspects or possibilities of non-sexual relationships that we may be prone to forget otherwise.
What should we make of the idea of ‘covenented friendships’?