We’ve had some interesting discussions at PCC and at small group lately. How do we reconcile a God who offers love, grace and forgiveness to everyone with our human desire for fairness, revenge and justice?
Doing some reading this morning, I came across this interesting bit of research (via this blog):
“(Among young adolescents) high exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex in popular music was independently associated with higher levels of sexual behavior. In fact, exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex was one of the strongest associations with sexual activity…” – Science Daily
“Now take it off while I watch you perform.” (Suga Mama)
“Let’s get and make love on Venus.” (Gimme Whatcha Got)
“So maybe we can go to first base because I feel you.” (Teenage Love Affair)
“Spend the night with me and I’ll rock you.” (Rock You)
“I kissed a girl just to try it/I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it.” (I Kissed a Girl)
“I can get off when you ain’t around.” (I Don’t Need a Man)
“What you got up in them jeans? Put it on me, or get lonely.” (Lemme Get That)
“That little p**** l***** finger f***** h* a** c***.” (F*** U Blind)
“She was s***** on me. And I was l***** on her.” (69)
We had our Middle District Minister’s Appeciation Banquet tonight; a good meal, nice company. It’s a yearly event designed to honor “Ministers and their spouses”, which is awkward. Being that I don’t have a spouse. But I go anyway.
This is stellar. Props to Carlos.
Can you relate?