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What I Read Online – 08/07/2013 (p.m.)

08 Aug
    • This is a known pornography website, which is blocked as specified in your defense plan.

      I know that the Lutherans don’t like the Reformed position on the communication of attributes, but regarding such as pornography?  I say, chaps, steady on……

    • Internet pornography is probably the number one pastoral problem in the world today.  I wonder if it is set to become yet more so: as the social shame dimension passes away, it will be harder to maintain discipline on this issue.  The Christian church is currently mesmerized by developments relative to sexuality, not least because these development are couched in the rhetoric of civil rights and have serious legal implications. I wonder if a more serious and lethal internal issue for the church will actually turn out to be pornography.   Holding the line on this will probably not come with direct legal and financial penalties attached; but when even The Spectator carries not one but two articles in a single week which assume the harmless normality of porn consumption, the pastoral challenge of preaching and maintaining basic sexual purity in the church is set to escalate beyond our wildest nightmares.   

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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