“What God Has to Say about Our Bodies” – A Brief Review

Here's another Christian resource on the human body: What God Has to Say about Our Bodies by Sam Allberry. This is a 200 page book aimed at general Christian readers. It's a relatively easy read that has three main parts: 1) Created Bodies, 2) Broken Bodies, and 3) Redeemed Bodies. There's a general index and… Continue reading “What God Has to Say about Our Bodies” – A Brief Review

A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

The following section of Nancy Pearcey's Love Thy Body is very helpful. Here are some great thoughts for Christians. ...As Christian influence wanes, will Western culture revert back to a sexual free-for-all like that of the ancient world? If so, Christians will once again need to muster their courage to be radically countercultural. And they… Continue reading A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

Sex, Humanity, Mind, Body

 I've mentioned this book before: Hooked by Joe McIlhaney and Freda Bush.  While it's not specifically a Christian book, it is a wisdom resource for thinking about sex, our minds, our bodies, our emotions, and our lives.  Below are two paragraphs from the last chapter of the book.  These paragraphs are helpful in and of themselves… Continue reading Sex, Humanity, Mind, Body

The Brain, Sex, and Our Hook-Up Culture (McIlhaney & Bush)

 This is a unique and helpful book: Hooked: The Brain Science on How Casual Sex Affects Human Development by Joe McIlhaney and Freda McKissic.  Hooked is an in-depth look at what sex does to a person's brain.  Most people in our culture think that the casual, hook-up kind of sexual encounter is a no-strings-attached, easy-come-easy-go type of… Continue reading The Brain, Sex, and Our Hook-Up Culture (McIlhaney & Bush)

Motives at Work in Sexual Sin (Powlison)

Last week I mentioned David Powlison's forthcoming book, Making All Things New.  Today I want to highlight part of it that is quite helpful in thinking of the nuts and bolts of sexual sin, whether it be adultery, pornography, homosexuality, or lust (and so on).  Below are various motives at work in sexual sin, which… Continue reading Motives at Work in Sexual Sin (Powlison)