The 30-Year-Old Virg...

Today’s my birthday, which means I’m officially the 30-year-old virgin. I’m not embarrassed. I’m not afraid to say the V-word. My lack of (ahem) experience is a running joke with my friends, and I’m happy to keep it going—as long as they don’t start believing that virginity...

Sex and Eschatology ...

In August of 2011 I wrote a post entitled, “Sex and Eschatology.” In that post I essentially tried to articulate that sex is a biblical type. It functions typologically as a pointer to the eschatological joy of believers. If you are interested in how I articulated this check out...

Marriage and Sex: Why? And Why “Why” Matters Apr11

Marriage and Sex: Wh...

“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.” -Richard P. Feynman[1] For many in our society, Dr. Feynman’s above quote pretty much summarizes the telos (the goal, or end-all) of sexual activity of any type—its about pleasure, desire,...

The Damsel in Distre...

As part of National Women’s History Month, I wanted to comment on an interesting video I recently watched on YouTube. It’s about the ‘Damsel in Distress’ trope. Although it’s central focus is the prevailing use of this trope in video games since the early...

The Casual Vacancy: ...

J. K. Rowling has written a new book. Did you notice something in that sentence? Those who know my affection for the Harry Potter series should immediately recognize that my opening sentence ended, not with five exclamation points, but with a period. Sadly, I am not too thrilled about this...

Morality and the Gay Debate Oct05

Morality and the Gay...

Last week, Bryan wrote an article entitled, I’m (Kinda Sorta Yeah Not Really) Gay. As you might imagine, the post got a lot of attention: good, bad, and ugly. There were many who offered words of affirmation and encouragement, but along with these came comments with a totally different...

Album Review: ‘Weight & Glory’ Aug01

Album Review: ‘...

Rapper KB dropped a killer debut last month with Weight & Glory, an album that puts to rest all debates on whether hip-hop is good or bad. If we’re judging by music, lyrics, theology and phat beats, the verdict is in: behold, it was very good. Weight & Glory is a musical sermon that...

Pro-Marriage…b...

“I can’t help but feel a little offended by Paul.” This phrase might be one you would expect to hear from one who has for the first time come across some of Paul’s passages for the first time. Perhaps from one reading his emotional introduction to Galatians. Or perhaps from another who...

“Love or Lust?” Iden...

So, sexual attraction is a powerful force. If you are like me, you grew up in the church being told this, and that as a result, sexual lust was to be avoided like the plague and feared as dangerous as an inescapable labyrinth. And there are many who can testify to the powerful vice-grip that...

Shame Over What? Jan25

Shame Over What?

Yesterday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for their annual awards show.  It marked the end of the prognostication season and ushered in the season of bemoaning the films and performances that were overlooked in the various categories.  One film that was...

Stirred up about Sex...

“We did have mediocre sex that eventually resulted in five children and one miscarriage.” [1]   Include a line like this in your introductory chapter, and you’ll likely perk up some ears and some curiosity. Especially if your audience consists of “Evangelical” Christians. But,...