Preachers and Sex (updated)

Lots of people have been blogging about it, lately.  And it is infinitely more interesting than division, fellowship, arguments, progressives and traditionalists.

Maybe it’s the answer.  If more preachers got more sex, they wouldn’t be online all the time and might be in a better mood to discuss important matters in a more relaxed atmosphere. 🙂

We do need to preach the good, bad and ugly about sex.  Okay, maybe I don’t know what I mean by ugly…at least the positive teaching of Scripture along with the dangers of abusing the gift.

Here’s some reading:

Problem of Internet Pornography (wouldn’t it be great if there were as many articles on the web exposing the dangers and evil of porn as there is porn itself?)

A Preaching on Why Preachers are Susceptible to Adultery

Preachers Blogging about Sex

Preachers Preaching about Sex

Preachers Upset about Other Preachers having Illicit Sex (Warning:  Explicit and Adult.  Righteous Indignation will often cause us to speak frankly.  And that’s okay.)

Satan Blogging about Preachers having Illicit Sex (thanks, Trey for the link): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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15 thoughts on “Preachers and Sex (updated)

  1. To me this all smacks of trying to be worldly with a Christian guise. How close to the flame can we get and still not get burned. Sex is an issue and an issue that is frequently in the Bible and has to be addressed but to turn it into a sideshow makes the Bible merely sitcom-sermon fodder.

  2. Brian

    jeff
    i suppose we all draw a differernt line in the grey area (rightly or wrongly) between discussing what’s important and….

  3. Don

    Surprise, I agree with Jeff… kinda. There are too many preachers whining and warning about lusting. I heard a group of preachers talking one time…. way back before I began preaching. One old preacher said, “You want to know what a preacher is struggling with…. track his sermons. Most preachers tend to soap box their problems and fears.”

    Is sex a possible temptation? Sure. But so is drinking, drugs, cussing, hiding in our offices, having lunch and calling it a meeting or study, fishing and golfing evangelism, clubs -groups – t’ball “community out reach”…. are more prolific and more real problems for most preachers. 😉

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  5. brian

    don, i have heard that too and it kinda makes sense, you are correct that we sensationalize some sins and ignore others.

    but I do wonder if Paul struggle with his faith in Jesus or church unity, he sure seemed to preach on those a lot.

  6. A young preacher and his wife were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while they
    were in bed. He turned to her and said, “Do you want to have sex?”

    “No,” she answered. He then said, “Is that your final answer?”

    She didn’t even look at him this time, simply saying “Yes.”
    So he said, “Then I’d like to phone a friend.”
    And then the fight started….

  7. James Jones

    “Maybe it’s the answer. If more preachers got more sex, they wouldn’t be online all the time and might be in a better mood to discuss important matters in a more relaxed atmosphere.”

    I have wondered that myself. I did not know a ton of preachers have been “abusing” this subject on the internet or sermons.

    Of course, Paul pretty much addressed it in almost every inspired letter along with other sins. I am grateful youth ministers addressed it frequently while I was growing up. I believe I developed a healthy perspective on it because of it.

  8. “If more preachers got more sex, they wouldn’t be online all the time and might be in a better mood to discuss important matters in a more relaxed atmosphere.”

    I’m glad your wife don’t read your blog!

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