Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s remembers well the Just Say No campaign as part of the War on Drugs. While the intent here is not to engage in a political debate about said program, it does provide a launching-off point to discuss how moral issues are framed. By framing the drug […]
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Two Become One, Two Become Three:
The gospel is good news for humans as sexual beings. The Bible affirms sexuality as created good by God and speaks of the profound union of man and woman in the words "the two shall become one flesh" (Gen. 2:24). Marital love is generative, and children are an expression of human love and divine blessing […]
When many Christians, especially the literati, hear the words, "You shall not commit adultery," they probably think of the heroine's indiscretion in The Scarlet Letter. To be sure, their impulse is correct because Hester Prynne's sin is the quintessential example of this transgression. But how would those same Christians respond to the following query: Which […]
What is Sex For?
Wendell Berry (1934- ) a native of Kentucky, lived in New York and California for several years, before returning to his homeland not only to write but to farm, which he has done for over thirty years. Berry has used his experience as a farmer to write insightfully about agriculture, economics, marriage and families, animal […]