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More Sex Talk from the Pulpit?

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Are preachers too silent on the topic of sexuality? That’s the question posed in this article by Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mohler begins by describing a report from the Religious Institute celebrating the changing landscape of attitudes toward sexuality in liberal “mainline Protestant” denominations (contrasted with evangelical ones.) Specifically, he identifies the inroads and gains made by advocacy groups such as the Religious Institute in championing the causes of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender persons in religious organizations and churches.

But the real value of this article is actually found in the concluding remarks:

The Religious Institute wants liberal preachers to talk more about sex. My guess is that they will. But what about evangelical pastors? Where is the teaching about God’s gift of sexuality and the glory of God in marriage? Where is the teaching about the Bible’s grace in telling us what is sin? Where is the acknowledgment of human brokenness? Where is the honesty about the struggle to bring all things under submission to Christ? Where is the preaching about how the Gospel lays claim on every dimension of our lives? Where is the teaching about how sex relates to sanctification and holiness?

Where indeed? *crickets chirping*