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MDR: A Very Interesting Question

I’ve been corresponding with reader Dan Knight regarding Dan’s intriguing theory for how to read the “divorce” passages in the Gospels. I’ve read extensively on the subject, and I’ve never run into his theory before — and it just might … Continue reading

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MDR: A Question from a Reader

I get emails – Hi Jay, While on a CofC discussion board regarding the subject, I happened onto a link to your article, “But If I Do Remarry…” I wanted to share my personal situation with you and ask you … Continue reading

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Sex, Marriage and Miss California: Modesty, Part 2

Well, I had thought I’d finished this series, when this strange coincidence happened. You see, Tim Archer posted an article about how to dress for church called “How should we then dress?” On the same day, Mike Adams posted a … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Mixed Messages from the Church?

I just read a fascinating article about Christians and sex from the Associated Press (of all places!) – The agonizing message to a young Christian couple in love: Sex can wait, but so can marriage. ‘It’s unreasonable to say, ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Celebrating Celibacy

We should be a community that … stops acting like heterosexual marriage and sex itself are absolutely essential for a fulfilling Christian life. We should elevate celibacy/singleness as a vocation, testifying that sexual drive and all desire needs to be … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Worship and Sex

We must be a community that … worships in a way that orders desires towards God and away from narcissism (feel-good pep-rallies), for any other kind of worship cannot train us out of our narcissistic obsessions with sex. I admit … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Law vs. Story, Part 2

What the story says about marriage And so, what does this story tell us about marriage? Well, everything. (1 Cor 6:13-20)  “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”–but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Law vs. Story, Part 1

The next point made by David Fitch in his article is – Quit disembodying sexuality in the way we do whenever we make the Bible into moral propositions that should be enforced instead of a narrative world to be shaped … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Having Babies for Jesus

Marriage is a sacrament, as marriage is a covenant with God that brings a bit of heaven to earth as we restore men and women toward Eden. But there’s more. You see, sex not only brings a bit of God’s … Continue reading

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MDR: Response to a Reader’s Question

Several days ago, I posted a question from a reader soliciting the readers’ thoughts, and the responses are much appreciated. I thought I’d share what I wrote to the reader. Now, I was responding to a longer version of the … Continue reading

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