Our Primary Source for Sex Ed…? Entertainment Media

Relevant Magazine just published an article I wrote on our culture’s sexual pedagogy through screens. The piece draws on a brief “TheoMedia Note” on sex and violence in my new book TheoMedia. Since a number of folks are arriving at Hopeful Realism from Relevant’s site, I thought it might be helpful to compile some other…

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Some wise words re: “pornography culture”

My good friend Brian Maiers sent me the link to “The Pornography Culture” over at a blog dedicated to the theology of David B. Hart.  The essay is almost four years old, written on the occasion of another legal blow against the Child Online Protection Act (COPA).  It appeared at The New Atlantis in 2004…

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A Sermon on a Biblical Theology of Sex, and the Distortions of Pornography

I have not yet posted links to any of my sermons on this blog.  I have decided to post this one because it is a bit unique—I am specifically addressing pornography.  The sermon was delivered on Valentine’s Day (appropriate, huh?) at Southeastern Bible College earlier in the year.  I am grateful to my friend Micah…

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How Pornography Decontextualizes Sex

After seven years of college ministry and with two small sons under my care, I have been burdened over the last six months to preach, teach, and write on the unpleasant topic of pornography.  Here are the previous posts so far: “‘Sexology’“…; “Preaching on Pornography.” For this post, I am arguing that porn decontextualizes sex…….

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“Sexology: Porn, Justice, & Redemption” (my talk at Samford Thursday night)

Tomorrow night at Samford (6-7p, Reid Chapel) I am addressing again some hefty subjects: 1) pornography’s distortion of the theological vision of sex and sexuality presented in Scripture and 2) the connections between pornography and social justice. If you are reading this, I obligate you to lift up a prayer. We tend to view pornography…

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Preaching on Pornography

This is a risky (and maybe risqué) post.  Clicking “Publish” on this one is about to feel really awkard.  But the church is plagued not only with pornography but also with a reluctance to discuss it.  After almost 7 years in college ministry, I have found that struggling with porn is standard fare for most…

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