Early-20th-century European and North American missionaries grew concerned about it—but never in their own churches.
Jesus’ conflict, Matthew Thiessen argues, was with the forces of death.
In Luke, Mary says that she’s a virgin. Do I believe her?
Adam and Matt talk with Bromleigh McCleneghan about sex, community, and purity culture after watching the movie Saved! (2004).
Sex is complicated. So is Christian reflection on it.
When I first had sex, it wasn't just teenage hormones. I wanted to know and be known.
Human sexuality is fraught, particularly when mixed with the complexities of culture, religion, patriarchy, and adolescence.
What explains the deep relationship between sex abuse, charlatanism, and religious purity movements? Sarah Posner, writing on the Duggar family and its connections to the world of separatist Christian homeschooling, details not just the accusations of sexual misconduct made against Josh Duggar but also those made against Bill Gothard, the leader of the fundamentalist movement with which the family has long been closely associated.
A man stumbled into church drunk and bleeding from his hand. "I have hepatitis C," he said. I remembered this as I read Richard Beck's book Unclean.