Over the past two weeks I have heard a lot about Joshua Harris and his departure from not only his wife, but from Christ and the Church. This story is heartbreaking to me, as is any story about someone getting divorced or leaving their faith in Jesus Christ. I read his two books nearly fifteen years ago, and they weren't life-shattering. My family taught and upheld basic Christian sexual ethics already. The main message of his books were simply nice anecdotes in support of vi
Have I “polluted the spring water of friendship with the filth of concupiscence?” That's borrowing language from Saint Augustine of Hippo. I didn't know what the word "concupiscence" meant until I looked it up recently. The idea of concupiscence is central in a debate being waged around the Revoice Conference. I wrote briefly about this conference before.
So What is Concupiscence? According to a quick search for a dictionary definition, concupiscence is lust. Especially sex
I am a Christian first and foremost. My identity in Christ prevails over all other aspects in each dimension of my life. . .