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Professor and bestselling author, Nancy Pearcey, joins us to discuss what a biblical theology of sexuality means and looks like.
Nancy and Shane spend the first half examining hookup culture—modern day sexuality. They explore the features of hookup culture, in secular culture and in the church, as well as the damage of hookup culture. They look specifically at pornography, hooking up, homosexuality, and transgenderism.
The second half of the conversation explores sexual values and practices in the early church. Nancy highlights several early church martyrs who were killed because they would not give their bodies to those who ruled over them.
Nancy and Shane also explore how modern Christians can embody Jesus’ teachings about sexuality.
What is hookup culture—how would you define it?
What are the distinctions and commonalities between porn culture and hookup culture?
From your research, how much of hookup culture has invaded the church?
What is a biblical theology of sexuality?
How was biblical sexuality practiced by the early church?
How important is sexuality in Scripture and in Christian testimony?
And how can Christians re-recapture Jesus’ teachings about sexuality?
Nancy Pearcey is the author of Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners:How Now Shall We Live (coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She was highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Todayand was hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”