The Age of the Image Anyone else think it strange, or at least inadequately considered, that Hugh Hefner should receive a loving pop-culture send-off upon his death, just about a week before the news cycle was flooded with Harvey Weinstein’s tale of epic sexual harassment? On the one hand, we were invited to ponder Hefner’s..
More on Hefner & Church Chest Pounding There have been a few reactions, and some big-ministry commentary I found interesting in the wake of Hugh Hefner’s death, so for those of you who have sex all figured out, this might be self-evident, but I’m guessing that Margaret Meade neurosis-free sexuality is just as much in..
Disclaimer/Warning: I write about sex because I’ve found very few people write or talk about it with much honesty. If the topic makes you uncomfortable, go somewhere else. This won’t be titillating, but I try to make it honest. Consider the terms: “angelic temptress,” “holy playmate,” “virtuous sex kitten.” Can there be such a thing?..
I will avoid the temptation to render a judgment about films and books I haven’t examined and limit myself to this observation about the “50 Shades of Gray” phenomenon: the longing for sexual fulfillment, in this world, certainly does take many bizarre forms. Can we all agree on at least that much? As I write..
Two sweethearts find themselves in the middle of an awful argument. They are on the verge of breaking up. They really begin letting the insults fly. Finally the woman screams: “All you care about is my loving personality!” No? Doesn’t sound insulting? Well, maybe she yells: “You were just using me to hear..
The sunset fell across the courtyard at King’s Fish House last night in a way that glittered through a bottle of Chardonnay and made a big ruby jewel out of Mary’s wine glass. My granddaughter, Willy, one hand palm-flat to her cartoon canvas and the other holding a trident bundle of crayons, appeared to ponder..
Last week, my older brother Mike got one of those calls no father can ever really process: There had been a car accident. His son David, David’s wife Becky, and their four children were in a car accident. Becky (35) had been killed. The children, all eight years or under, were being rushed to the..
“There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.” Proverbs 30:18-19 I have..
A chat with a FB Friend about sex/wine/pleasure James Patrick Riley: Question for you and Steve — is it unseemly for me to write about sex so much? I honestly don’t believe the church knows how to discuss it, and I think men are particularly under-served by..
The church is either ashamed of — or too bashful to speak about — real sex. And that’s a real shame. Many believers disagree, but I mean to illustrate by means of scripture, and culture, so follow along. A certain woman I know, someone very dear to my heart, chides her husband about being overly..