Sex and the City

Tim Keller on ministry in global urban centers:

People living in urban centers are not only very sexually active but also very insistent that their sexuality is nobody else's business but theirs. Even strong Christians will be tempted to be sexually active in various ways that can undermine or destroy their spiritual effectiveness. Ministry implications include the following:

  • A lack of prudishness in talking about sex. A strong teaching emphasis on the Christian understanding of sex, in which sex was designed for lifetime
  • commitment and community building instead of personal gratification.
  • Teaching that is smart, sensitive, irenic, nuanced, and carefully assimilates existing cultural narratives about freedom, identity, and community within the confines of biblical teaching.