You don’t agree to keep your virginity because the church promises you a better marriage. You don’t agree to keep your virginity because that is what is going to keep you from having a divorce. You don’t agree to keep your virginity to avoid pregnancy or STD’s. You agree to keep your virginity because…
The band, Switchfoot, laments, “Oh, Gravity, / why can’t we seem to keep it together?” (ll.10,11). This lament strikes me so deeply right now, for with each passing Adventist Review article, or Ted Wilson sermon, or “I Support Women’s Ordination” post on Facebook, I see my denomination starting to strain.
In preparing for the judgment the important thing is not to think of what we have done wrong, or anything we might contribute, but on Whom we know.
Every culture has Sacred Cows that need to be addressed. Yet, as the saying goes, “Sacred cows make great burgers!” Engaging in culture and being able to evaluate it for the good and the bad is what I hope you will learn as we journey together.