Posts tagged "sex"
In the News: #blacklivesmatter, #Illridewithyou, TL;DR Bible Stories & more!

In the News: #blacklivesmatter, #Illridewithyou, TL;DR Bible Stories & more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
HelalSexShop.com

HelalSexShop.com

Elizabeth Hewitt writes about a new halal sex shop in Turkey.
Daily Links: "I'll Tell You When You're Right" Edition

Daily Links: “I’ll Tell You When You’re Right” Edition

NRA v. Planned Parenthood; the sex we deserve, Persecution Complexes; atheist giving; corporate personhood, corporate conscience; Pareidolia; faith healing!

Safe Words

Abby Ohlheiser: All the religious language of the last fortnight's Perry and Ames fest '11 (or should that be '12) made me click on this tweet (despite the parenthetical clue) without thinking for a second that it would be a comment on anything other than something Bachmann or Perry have talked about recently....

Biblical Sex:
Interpreting the Good Book’s Laws

Unprotected Texts:  The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire, by Jennifer Wright Knust (HarperOne, 2011) by Natasja Sheriff If you listen to the rhetoric of the more vocal proponents of conservative Christianity, you would be forgiven for believing that the Bible contains clear instruction on sexual conduct and morality.  You might be less inclined to...

The Erotic Bible

Newsweek asks, "What does the bible really say about sex?"
This ode to sexual consummation can be found in—of all places—the Bible. It is the Song of Solomon, a poem whose origins likely reach back to the pagan love songs of Egypt more than 1,200 years before the birth of Jesus. Biblical interpreters have...

Love Your Mother

24 February 2006 Love your mother: Church of England Bishop of Bolton, the Rt. Rev. David Gillett, has called upon Christians to recognize the “motherhood” of God, and to de-masculinize the divine by remembering that a “mothering” God isn’t a feminist heresy, but a long-standing part of Christian spirituality and an “important corrective to dominant...

Daily Links 23 August 2005

Tonight At 11 Jeff Sharlet: I was so completely wrong about the mainstream media ignoring Pat Robertson’s Big Idea (assassinate Hugo Chavez) that CNN Headline News asked me to talk about said Idea on TV. Apparently, it was on at 7; but it’ll be on again at 11, followed by real live guests talking about Pat and...

Sex as a Weapon

22 June 2005 Decoding the Literature of the Christian Men’s Movement By Jeff Sharlet (Published in Nerve, April 25, 2005) A discussion of the Christian men’s movement — Iron John for fundamentalists, Promise Keepers to the tenth power — is best begun with some mean-spirited fun. Not because there is anything laughable about loving Jesus or thinking about...

Daily Links 31 January 2005

They’re Into Masochism, Too Here’s a lengthy diatribe on what self-serving hypocrites many evangelicals are — published in Christianity Today‘s Books & Culture. Can You Love the Theocon but Hate Theocracy? “Do you know what happened in the United States? They accused me of being a theocon—I don’t know what that means…” Rocco Buttiglione, the Italian politician recently deemed...

Prophets in Pasties

There are two institutions in most towns of any size in the U.S. that invite people in to voluntarily confess needs beyond their own understanding — houses of worship, and strip clubs. Those who opt for the former often do so not just because God tells them to, but because an intangible desire for contact,...

Sex and God and Religion Writing

Novelists bring us the news journalists fail to convey: sex and religion are in many ways two names for the same impulse. Cynthia Ozick distills this intriguing truth from Christian counterpart John Updike, in a lengthy review of of Updike’s short stories for The New York Times Book Review. “What is notable, and curious, in Updike,” writes Ozick, “is...