At the recent 2013 Gospel Coalition Conference, a Patheos blogger asked pastor Timothy Keller what the biggest obstacle is to Christian revival in our culture today. Keller’s answer surprised everyone: sex.
He then described a strategy his old pastor used on students, who when home from college expressed doubts about Christianity. Keller’s pastor would ask: “Who are you sleeping with?”Now Keller called the question too cruel to use, but often, he said, students would hang their heads and say, “How did you know?”
One of the most culturally offensive things about Christianity today is its sexual morals. There are, of course, legitimate intellectual doubts that students have, and which we should always be willing to take seriously. But not all doubts are intellectual. Some are moral and they are just as real. If the stats on porn addiction and immorality are accurate, we’ll see as many of those as intellectual ones. Find more on this, at thePointRadio.org. I’m John Stonestreet.