On Sex


Dave Schmelzer takes a candid look at this while then exploring the powerfully helpful contemplative reply that comes from major teachers like Francis of Assisi and Therese of Lisieux.

Mentioned on this podcast:

"Atlanta Suspect’s Fixation on Sex Is Familiar Thorn for Evangelicals" by Ruth Graham in The New York Times, March 20, 2021

Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:27-29; Matthew 5:37; Matthew 7:20; I Corinthians 4;3-4; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Proverbs 12:22

Augustine of Hippo

Therese of Lisieux

Francis of Assisi

The recent Atlanta shootings offer many storylines, not least highlighting racism directed towards Asian Americans. But one compelling storyline looks at the often destructive consequences of how conservative churches have taught about sexuality.