(RNS) At age 65, Bob Gersztyn’s religious fervor has mellowed so much that he calls himself an “allegorical Christian.” But he has put together his love of pop music and photography to publish “Jesus Rocks the World — The Definitive History of Contemporary Christian Music.”
(RNS) Labels can be helpful when, for instance, applied to cans of soup or barrels of toxic waste. But they are less so when affixed to human beings — particularly when labels are meant to summarize one’s spiritual identity.
I’ve heard the most appalling — and the most beautiful — messages about sex in the church. Too often, the church is silent and bashful about sex, and when the church has spoken out about sex, many messages I heard have either been shaming or repressive. Here’s the 10 best thing I’ve ever heard about “Christian sex.”