Friday, September 25, 2009

Shameless Sex

I applaud Keith Graber Miller’s call for a balanced sexual counterculture (Sojourners Magazine - Sept-Oct. 2009, Sex Without Shame) that exults sex-positivism in light of God’s gift of sexuality and exposes sexual irresponsibility and exploitation. It’s refreshing to see a reasoned view on masturbation, homosexuality, and youth sexuality coming from a serious Biblicist. While the church has a long way to go to shed its sex negativism, popular culture often promotes free love without responsible limits. Miller hits on two important distinctives the church and society need to hear: (1) God is more concerned that people demonstrate genuine unselfish love, respect, and care in relationships, than in what bodily interactions they pursue, and (2) good sex that is life-affirming comes after we get what we really need—a powerful intimate connection that guards against hurt, jealousy, and brokenness.

3 comments:

Caleb Osborne said...

Hey Man!

LOVE your posts here :)

I run greatchristianlife.com (not trying to promote it, just introduce myself).

I agree with a lot of what The Sex Without Shame article had to say ... but some I didn't.

I've read Divine Sex, and it was great. God loves sex! sex! sex!

It's awesome.

Listen, I'm really interested in your new book coming out. I wrote my first self-published book on one of the most amazing teachings that I ever discovered ... after a lifetime of fundamentalist legalism ... GRACE when I was 18.

I'm working on putting together a new book now, and it sounds a lot like what you're writing too! Basically, exposing all the lies that we've been taught as Christians (or all the "ideas" that people have of who God is, what Christianity is, etc).

Anyways, I'd love to chat with you sometime about everything and anything, you're one of the VERY few blogs I've found where I look forward to reading what you write (from a fellow "thinking" Christian viewpoint).

Get in touch with me?

Thanks,
Caleb

P.s. After previewing my reply, I realized you're the ONLY blog I've read from a fellow "thinking" Christian, so please do follow up with me! I'd love to talk over email, etc :)

Michael said...

Caleb,

Thanks for your comments. Your books sounds great! Would love to correspond. I don't have your email. Feel free to email me: michaelwcamp@comcast.net

Cheers,
Michael

Michael said...

Hey, this post got into Sojourners Magazine!

http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0912&article=yearning-for-connection