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Sex in the Bible

On Indiana's RFRA, Discrimination and Sex

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

People who grow up being told that sex is only to happen between a man and a woman will quite naturally have discomfort about versions of sex that look different. But their discomfort does not mean that only hetero-sex is okay.

Fifty Shades of Things People Don't Want to Face (But Should)

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

Control and jealousy form the bedrock of abusive relationships. The fact that Christian Gray may change his ways by the end of the series is truly fantasy, and on that level concerns me even more.

Holy Sex! What Do You Hold Holy?

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Crystal Syben Haidl

Sex, religion and politics are eternally entwined bed fellows. No matter how you might want to clothe it, your sexual beliefs and lifestyle are sourced from and impacted by the long traditions and policies within this indivisible trinity.

Jesus, Paul, Sex And Family Values

Robert Orlando | Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion
Robert Orlando

How has Christianity come to be understood as the harbinger of traditional family values? Why do political parties still invoke Jesus as leader of these traditional ideas, when He, Paul and the other apostles never embraced them?

WATCH: Awkward.. Rev. Pat Robertson Addressees The Morality Of Oral Sex

Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion

Perhaps only a few topics could make a co-host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club" become "verklempt." But while Kristi Watts was overw...

What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

David Lose | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
David Lose

There are really only seven passages in the Bible that refer directly to homosexual behavior, and none of them are associated with Jesus.

Are Biblical Laws About Homosexuality Eternal?

Richard Elliott Friedman | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Richard Elliott Friedman

Calling male homosexual acts an offense was precisely what made the biblical text seem so absolutely anti-homosexual. But it is precisely this fact that opens the possibility of the law's change.

Celibacy And The New Testament

Greg Carey | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

What would it look like if Protestant churches encouraged members to consider celibacy as a temporary or lifelong vocation?

Chick-fil-A, Sex And 'Unprotexcted Texts'

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy ought to read Unprotected Texts. Not because he should agree with it all but because it might help challenge his assumptions about the Bible and marriage.

Sex In The Bible: An Interview With The Author Of 'Unprotected Texts'

Stephen Prothero | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Stephen Prothero

The only way the Bible can be a sexual rulebook is if no one reads it. Unprotected Texts seeks to offer a comprehensive, accessible discussion of the Bible in its entirety.