A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a little piece for Christ and Pop Culture about a Q&A session with Tim Keller at The Gospel Coalition conference. I asked about revival, and among other things, Keller said something about sex and the complex nature of doubt. Given that what he said was fairly conservative, had to do with sex and doubt, and, in all fairness, could have been reported more clearly by me, the unsurprising result was a lot of pushback—some legitimate and some not so much. Feel free to read the article and peruse the comment section for yourself.
Why Does He Care?
Among the various criticisms lodged against the article, there was one thread in some (not all) of the responses that caught my attention: The allegedly unreasonable concern of Evangelicals or Christians in general about sex. One commenter in particular summed up:
Isn’t it possible that for many people it’s both doubt AND sex in a winning combination I like to file under, “Does the God of the Cosmos really give a **** about who I’m sleeping with and in what position?”
You can read the rest of his complaint and my response HERE at the Christ and Pop Culture site.
Soli Deo Gloria
Great post! You know, in following God but then going crazy with your sex life- you’re rejecting the Church, but we forget that the Church is the bridegroom of Christ. When we rationalize sin (like promiscuous sex), it’s like going up to your best friend and saying, “Hey man, you’re really awesome, but your wife is SO LAME. Like seriously, you don’t actually love her do you? Because she believes in some pretty messed up stuff.”
Yeah, Kevin DeYoung calls it “Decorpulation”–cutting the body off from the head. You love Jesus, you love his church–you’re part of it!
Thanks for the comment!
Hey did you see this? (only one minute long)
Nah, I had not seen that.