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Because the church has not addressed sex in an honest and healthy way, sex has become the subject of condemnation or a tool to bring about division. The church needs to develop and promote a new sexual ethic. […] Read More

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 7:36-8:3 June 16, 2013 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21 In the past few years, I’ve become a big fan of blogger Rachel Held Evans. She’s young, smart, and a little sassy. I pay […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 20, 2012. John 17:6-19 6”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you […] Read More

(RNS) If you think good Muslim women wait for marriage to have sex, think again. “I’m an unmarried, Muslim non-virgin,” declares Insiya Ansari, a writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. “I’ve said it aloud.” “And no, I wasn’t married or engaged to be married, or even in an exclusive relationship,” says Zahra Noorbakhsh, a […] Read More

Good Advice

A sermon delivered by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx., on October 9, 2011. Hebrews 13:1-8 Sex, power, money, and suffering.  Tomorrow’s newspaper will be full of these titillating topics.  It’s what sells.  It’s what some people think makes the world go round. Well, I found these topics – not in a grocery […] Read More

A Boston biblical scholar challenges widely held beliefs about the Bible and sex in her new book, arguing Scripture cannot and should not be a guidebook for sexual morality. The Bible is a complex compendium of human experience including stories of love, prostitution, extramarital sex and more, Boston University religion professor Jennifer Wright Knust argues […] Read More

I don’t think there’s anything weirder than religious sexual obsession. Sex is tough enough without layering our obsession about it with some bizarre religious viewpoint. Jim Jones was obsessed with sex. David Koresh couldn’t keep his hands off his female followers. A group of radical polygamists were recently exposed for their dirty little secret of […] Read More

It’s Not About Sex

Thinking that clergy sex abuse is about sex is like thinking the Bataan Death March was about marching.Yet, over and over again, Southern Baptist leaders talk about clergy sex abuse as though it were just another form of “sexual sin.” Repeatedly, I’ve seen them list child molestation along with such things as pornography, adultery and […] Read More

A recently announced candidate for president of the Southern Baptist Convention who has in the past said he would support treatment to change the sexual orientation of pre-born infants from gay to straight and called it sinful for married couples to remain childless by choice has once again injected his opinions into the womb. Albert […] Read More

An African-American Baptist preacher once promoted by past Southern Baptist Convention presidents Paige Patterson and Jerry Vines and the late television preacher Jerry Falwell surrendered to police in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday afternoon on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 14-year-old girl. Darrell Gilyard, 45, took a voluntary leave of absence as pastor of […] Read More