Monthly Archives: February 2009

Real Sex

Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God and recently, Mudhouse Sabbath, put out a book in 2005 titled, Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. And that’s exactly what Winner designs to do: talk about sex in a realistic fashion, from a biblical worldview, that allows us to get past various myths, including the highly eroticized and romanticized beliefs on sex we frequently absorb from both the world and the church. […] Continue reading

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Speed Racer

I loved this film. Really, really loved it. It was written by the same guys who did The Matrix trilogy, which is perfect because both films were anime-inspired. Speed Racer didn’t do so well in theaters; it didn’t get very … Continue reading

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Communal Sex

To borrow from Lauren Winner’s Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity (who is building upon Wendell Berry), “Sex is communal rather than private, personal rather than public.”

It’s time for another shout out to my community, both among those who meet together with me in the same building on Sundays, and those in the Body spread out near and far. Being 27 and single — and chaste — is not easy. I certainly couldn’t do it alone, so fortunately, I don’t have to. I’m surrounded by married and unmarried, young and old, very young and not old, but not… well, you get the idea. And these people invite me into their lives (and I invite them into mine). And so, I have community; community with… Continue reading

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