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How Should Christians Talk About Sex and Sexuality? (Part 1 — Meeting Needs Before Moralizing: Jesus and the Woman at the Well)

Introduction: Valentine's Day, The UMC, and The Umbrella Academy It's been a packed couple of weeks for me, philosophically and emotionally speaking. My Valentine's Day article on church culture's sexuality rhetoric hit a wider, more diverse readership than I had previously considered, and it became apparent that I needed to flesh out some points to … Continue reading How Should Christians Talk About Sex and Sexuality? (Part 1 — Meeting Needs Before Moralizing: Jesus and the Woman at the Well)

15 Changes to Make in How Christian Culture Sees Sexuality

15 Changes to Make in How Christian Culture Sees Sexuality -- 8 Strategies for the Church and 7 Tips for Singles Strategies For the Church1. Stop talking about virginity. What you have experienced sexually is not a mark against your morality. What you haven't experienced is not a mark against your social status. Remove the stigma against … Continue reading 15 Changes to Make in How Christian Culture Sees Sexuality

The Importance of Play — For Adults!

A friend from seminary wrote an article entitled "What the Church Needs to Know About Gamers" for our school's graduate student journal. It's worth a read. The statistics the writer cites may surprise you--like that two-thirds of adults play video or board games regularly. As I've had the opportunity to visit gaming events and conventions in … Continue reading The Importance of Play — For Adults!

Mr. Rogers, Modelling, and The Fight Against Injustice

I had the privilege of seeing Won't You Be My Neighbor, the acclaimed, feature documentary on Fred Rogers, this week with my parents. All three of us were in tears at the end of the showing. As I've perused social media this week, I came across a video sharing clips from Mr. Rogers's show--several of … Continue reading Mr. Rogers, Modelling, and The Fight Against Injustice