Sex and dating book
In a nearly-packed room in the basement of the Newman Center (and with Daily Iowan reporters there taking notes and snapping my picture) we had 90 minutes of questions, answers and discussion.
While presenting I Corinthians 13:4-8, Stanley moves slowly through each of the Apostle Paul's love descriptors careful to paint a clear picture of what love looks like when it is "not easily angered" or "rejoices with truth." By using Scripture—an overall rare occurrence in this book—Stanley creates an easily digestible to-do and not-to-do list with practical, contemporary examples that squash the fairytale "love" narratives inundating our culture. I was disappointed with Stanley's book for a couple reasons, the first being its lack of depth.As a professor here, I teach classes on the American family and introductory sociology courses, so I’ve heard a lot about the undergraduate hook-up culture.My students aren’t sure what a hook-up really means, or how to find a lasting relationship when casual sex is the norm.So he seems to compromise his teachings by insinuating that Jesus would probably bake a cake for a same-sex wedding couple and therefore Christians should too.Stanley's move away from orthodoxy more evident while discussing his new book with Religion News Service's Jonathan Merritt.She earned her Masters of Arts in Government from Regent University and frequently contributes to conservative outlets.
This past Sunday I gave a lecture on sex, dating and relationships at the Newman Center at the University of Iowa.
And don’t be above being a bit of a tease: You can hang out with a guy or girl at the bar as if you might go home with them, and then say—give me your number I’ll call you tomorrow.
If they say “let’s go home together now,” you can say you think they’re really great and you’d like to get to know then better—over coffee the next day.
It was unanimous that they thought it was helpful and shared some of the stuff they learned." Sadly, Stanley's new book does little to ease the bubbling concerns of faithful Christians listening to the Georgia pastor's provocative sermons and statements coupled with questionable silence on unorthodox teachings. Tozer, an Evangelical thinker and teacher, wrote, "He believes it, but he doesn't teach it, and what you don't believe strongly enough to teach doesn't do you any good." Nor does it do his readers any good, I might add.
(If you have not yet read Alexander Griswold's exposé "Andy Stanley's Troubling New Sermon," I urge you to do so.) While Stanley does not blatantly deviate from historic Christian teaching on the subjects discussed (in the book, at least), he does little to define or defend their divine purpose within its pages. Chelsen Vicari serves as the Evangelical Program Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
During the interview, Merritt asked Stanley why he did not address the LGBT community in .