Saturday, May 21, 2005

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

In his very thoughtful analysis and critique of popular culture—All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes—Ken Myers writes:

Many Christians are interested in the answer to the question, “How can I enjoy popular culture in a way that is consistent with a Christian worldview?” What if someone were to ask, “How can I enjoy sexuality in a way that is consistent with a Christian worldview?” It would not be responsible to answer simply by offering a catalogue of sexual behavior and saying, “These things you can do, and these are things you can’t.” Rather, we should start by understanding sexuality in the context in which God created it, by examining its significance in light of other activities and responsibilities and relationships. A good answer would begin with a question, “What is the nature of human sexuality?

Of course, such an answer may not satisfy the impatient adolescent who simply wants to know “how far” he can go without sinning. But the cultivation of a Christian worldview is not a matter of defining the “bottom line.” It involves reflecting on the nature of things, on the place they have in the larger scheme of creation and redemption, in human nature and in history. (p. 180)

That is one of the goals for our forthcoming book, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ—helping to establish some key building blocks in the construction of a Christ-centered worldview on sexuality.