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Biblical Sex Series - Part 6: Picture

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

I have asked Geoff Ashley, our Discipleship Resource Pastor, to write this last entry for the Biblical Sex Series Geoff is a gifted writer and thinker who generates a great deal of theological resources for our church Check out his blog, "Merely Theological".---------------Sex exists for the glory of God and the joy of His children.Past blogs in this series have illumined various aspects of ...

A thrilling life of vanity

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

I have tried to "moonwalk" a thousand times. I used to think the "Thriller" video was the coolest thing ever and a little scary. I might have owned a red leather jacket with a bunch of zippers. In the third grade, I performed a moving rendition of "Beat it" for the school talent show and brought the house down. "Billie Jean" still has the most memorable beat to start a song and the sure fast way ...

Biblical Sex Series - Part 5: Pleasure

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

"Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love!" - Song of Solomon 5:1b We have been looking at the biblical purposes for sex in this blog series. First, we discussed the need for a biblically informed view of sex in part 1. In the next installment, we talked about the various misconceptions about God and sex.

Biblical Sex Series - Part 4: Procreation

Author: Carl BrowerCategory: Culture

Trying to determine the purpose of sex without consulting its Creator is like trying to figure out how to operate a bulldozer without consulting the manual: You're not going to use it correctly, and somebody's probably going to get hurt. As we consult the scriptures, the purpose of sex is revealed and can be summarized by three words: Procreation, Pleasure, and Picture.

Biblical Sex Series - Part 3: Protection

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

Almost every night before bed, my wife and I pray together and then I say, “I have been faithful to you today, and I will be right here if you need me.” Then I fall fast asleep. I don’t say these words to her because she is filled with anxiety, mistrust or worry. Rather, I started saying this a few years ago as a reminder to Natalie of the promise I made before God, her and a host of ...

Angels and Demons

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

Last week Sony Pictures released Angels and Demons, which is a follow-up to Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code. I have yet to see it, but am certainly interested in doing so sometime in the near future. Though the buzz surrounding this film is nothing like that of DaVinci, I am sure there will be ample opportunities to engage in healthy dialogue with friends and families. Here are a few links that ...

Biblical Sex Series - Part 2: Gross Misconceptions

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man's spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God." A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

Biblical Sex Series - Part 1

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

Is there such a thing as "biblical sex"? The Christian blogosphere has been filled with debates and arguments around this very topic. A lot of what is being said or written boils down to the question everyone has been asking since middle school, "how far is too far?" Specifically, what is appropriate to preach from the pulpit? How frank should a frank discussion of sexuality be, especially in a ...