The Common Good
December 2009

Yearning for Connection

by Michael Camp | December 2009

I applaud Keith Graber Miller’s call for a balanced sexual counterculture that exults sex-positivism in light of God’s gift of sexuality and exposes sexual irresponsibility and ...

I applaud Keith Graber Miller’s call for a balanced sexual counterculture that exults sex-positivism in light of God’s gift of sexuality and exposes sexual irresponsibility and exploitation. It’s refreshing to see a reasoned view on masturbation, homosexuality, and youth sexuality coming from a serious biblicist. While the church has a long way to go to shed its sex negativism, popular culture often promotes free love without responsible limits.

Graber Miller hits on two important distinctives the church and society need to hear: 1) God is more concerned that people demonstrate genuine unselfish love, respect, and care in relationships than in what bodily interactions they pursue, and 2) good sex that is life-affirming comes after we get what we really need—a powerful, intimate connection that is protected against hurt, jealousy, and brokenness.

Michael Camp, Poulsbo, Washington

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