Quote of the Day: Jamelle Bouie #purityandlust

Homeless minister speaks at 2012 United Method...
Homeless minister speaks at 2012 United Methodist General Conference (Photo credit: UMWomen)

Part of me thinks the obsession with “purity” and sexual ethics among contemporary conservative evangelicals…is an attempt to avoid the core question of American Christianity…How does a member of the richest, most powerful society to ever exist worship a God of the poor and marginalized?

There you go, chew on that.

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Jamelle Bouie #purityandlust

  1. by living simply and below your means. by making do with what you have. by taking food to the food bank. by sending gift cards for local grocery store anon. to families in your church. its a start.

  2. I know it is not her intention but it is almost as if she is saying there is not enough misery in America to allow one to be a good Christian. Probably a little more context would be helpful but most don’t go for the context of any statement on a blog and thus a serious problem often exists.

    1. There is a current move/discussion on twitter/real world that purity of the female is the only proper gift to her husband. So, if she is otherwise impure, well…

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