Thursday, 2 December 2010

How should Christians think about sex? Guardian 'Comment is Free: Belief'

The Guardian 'Comment is Free: Belief' site is running a series on the question, "How should Christians think about sex?"

Andrew Brown's introduction is here.

The first response, from Stephen Tomkins, contributing editor of Ship of Fools and deputy editor of Third Way magazine, is here.

The second, by Roz Kaveney, a writer and activist, is here.

A response by myself will be published in due course, and linked from here.

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  1. Wow - I just read through the other responses and the comments that follow on - you are brave! I'm praying for you. I was particularly interested in the adamence of one of the contributers that the whole concept of "sin" is merely a made up fairy tale.
    Liz Halliday
    Great Chishill

  2. The CiF comments show how great the divide is between the secular mainstream and the Christian 'counter-culture'. I do hope you explain what 'sin' means to Christians - otherwise everyone will continue to talk past each other.

  3. Canon Andrew Godsall, Exeter3 December 2010 at 09:05

    The really good recent work on this topic is by Jo Ind in her book Memories of bliss: God, sex and us. Jo manages to bridge the divide that JoeS refers to above in a way that enables Christians to see that the extremes of 'do what I say' and 'do what you like' are both unhelpful. She proposes a good theology of the body - it's a refreshing read and it would be good if the Guardian could get her to comment as someone from the middle rather than the extremes.

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