Noah previews his new book Beyond the Battle: A man’s guide to his identity in Christ in an oversexualized world, which releases July 13th and is available for pre-order now.
Noah interviews Nate Larkin, a former pastor, on his extraordinary life of finding grace, freedom, and vulnerable community after decades of porn and sex addiction.
We live in a culture that believes pleasure is the primary, and often times only, purpose for sex. Chapters 4 and 5 of Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of Sexuality by Todd A. Wilson say that the Bible teaches otherwise. You might roll your eyes at “the Bible” teaching you about what you should or shouldn’t do sexually. Before you make this judgment, pause and ask if our culture’s “do what pleases you” mindset for sex has created fruitful outcomes for individuals, children, and culture at large or not.
Wilson and I are both heterosexual, married men who love Scripture, pastor churches, and love people. So there is a compassionate ache for those who struggle with gender identity or with same sex attraction, but also the conviction that Scripture is the inspired and authoritative word of God and you can’t pick and choose the parts you like and don’t like.
The Flip Side Book Club will be an ongoing book club that anyone is invited to join. Our first book will be Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of Sexuality by Todd A. Wilson.
Listen below or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Key notes: Beyond the Battle online groups for guys are BACK and launching in late October. Check them out at www.beyondthebattle.net