Category Archives: Chastity

The Golden Rule Means Having Kids

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. There are plenty of controversial teachings in Christianity, but the Golden Rule generally  isn’t one of them. Whether Christian or not, the vast majority of people would accept it … Continue reading

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Do Single Christian Men Owe Marriage to Single Christian Moms?

It always amazes me just how much of modern churches’ contempt for men could be resolved simply by having good theology. One of Dalrock’s latest blog posts is a critique of an old entry by Sam Parkison that essentially shames Christian men … Continue reading

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Conclusion of Understanding Rape Culture

So what then shall we do about rape culture?  Double-down on the obliteration of due process and draconian punishments based on dehumanized consent?  Redouble our presumptuous efforts to teach men not to rape? Or could there be a better answer–something … Continue reading

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Part 5 of Understanding Rape Culture

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Part 4 of Understanding Rape Culture

A lot of people seem flabbergasted at the emergence of hookup culture, but it’s really just the logical conclusion of serial monogamy.  It’s also the source of what we call rape culture.  

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Part 3 of Understanding Rape Culture

There are a broad set of behaviors included in the category of sexual assault–many of which have become commonplace. But when consent is the only allowable metric, parsing out wrongdoing becomes extremely difficult. This is the 3rd Installment of Understanding … Continue reading

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Lutheran in a Strange Land – New YouTube Channel

Welcome to a new experiment. I’ve had enough requests for video content that I’ve decided to give it a try and create a new YouTube Channel called Lutheran in a Strange Land. The thing is, I teach adult Sunday school … Continue reading

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Whose Morality Have We Been Teaching?

Lately, Dalrock has been getting me thinking about the negative impact of chivalry on Christians’ understanding of sexual morality. One of the key parts of the idea is that the false but ubiquitous belief that sex is legitimated by romance … Continue reading

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Answering Some Criticisms

I got quite a bit of feedback on the last Federalist article (on Abstinence vs. Chastity), so I wanted to take a moment to address some of the criticisms that actually addressed my arguments. Objection: Jesus never taught anything about … Continue reading

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A Culture of Consent Is Not a Culture of Caring

It’s always frustrating reading something that comes really close to hitting it’s target but still manages to completely miss it altogether. That’s how I felt when reading Courtney Sender’s recent NYT piece, He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to … Continue reading

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