The cultural practices of sexual formation and shaping we experience will evoke one of at least three responses. (1) We could easily find ourselves adopting the dominant view point or at least making significant concessions to it. (2) We could go the route of mindlessly reacting against it which results in an equally distorted view of sex inevitably leading to cultural seclusion, bitterness and at times even anger and hate. Or, (3) we could seek to reclaim sex by a counter-cultural formation of our desires, beliefs, and actions through thoughtful study of God’s design for sex which should lead us to engage our culture with an attractive theanthropic view of human sexuality (i.e. the embodiment of divine sexuality).
In this post and in the ones to follow, I don’t pretend to be an expert on sexuality or a chaste phoenix arisen from the ashes of a sexually charred culture. No, I’m a follower of Christ with my feet on the ground who has been called to die to this world’s system and I cannot afford to shy away from the task and neither can you. So, come and grab a cup of coffee or tea, take a seat and let’s have an open and candid conversation about sex.
Just a heads up... here's the tentative schedule in my mind for "Sex Education."
- Part 2: We'll take a look at God's creational intention for human sexuality.
- Part 3: We'll examine responses (1) and (2) to see how they distort God's vision of human sexuality.
- Part 4-7: We'll take a serious and sensitive look at homosexuality.
- Part 8-10: We'll discuss ways we can lovingly engage the LBGT community in particular and the broader culture in general with the biblical view of sexuality.