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Are Christians Sexting?

An article came out today referencing a study on sexting that was presented at this year’s American Psychological Association conference. It turns out that sexting is pretty popular, and not just among stupid teenagers who don’t know better.

That last statement…I’m sure many of you raised your eyebrows in that “Heck, yeah. He’s right” kind of way. Teenagers that do that are pretty stupid.

This study, though, looked at adults. Here are the basic results of it, along with a few interpretations of my own based on the data…

Study- More than 4 out of 5 adults do it.

I find myself wondering where they conducted the study. Was it across a wide variety of people, including different ages, occupations, religions, and marital status? Or, did they hang out in a nightclub asking people?

I’m just kidding. Based on the group reported, it was a fairly wide array of people.

What does “more than 4 out of 5” mean? If you’re going to round off, don’t round off in an ambiguous way. It makes the findings sound suspect.

In any group of people asked, unless they were sitting in a Muslim mosque or Hindu temple, you’ll find Christians within the group? That means Christians are sexting as well.

Study- 88% of respondents sexted at least once in their lives. 96% were okay with the practice.

Here’s what I’m getting at about this study. Christians have been hung up on sex since the beginning, and their efforts to control this private practice have caused way more harm than good. Over the millennia Christians have managed to turn a wonderful, healthy, enjoyable activity into one that is considered shameful, even when done within the bounds of marriage.

Look at the results of these actions. They’ve helped spawn entire industries trying to satisfy this need. If you think Christians aren’t surfing porn sites, you’re mistaken. They do it so bad there are even specific ministries set up to help Christians with sex and porn addictions. Maybe they wouldn’t do this as much if sex, even the way God intended it, wasn’t treated as such a taboo thing.

That needs to change.

Shouldn’t we as Christians be helping people understand what God intended sex to be rather than pretending it’s something that doesn’t happen? It’s easy to find Christians with 4 or more kids who act like they don’t know how it happened, as if pregnancy by osmosis is happening in the bed. Then these families will go on raising their kids and never teaching them about proper sex. They fuss when the schools want to teach kids sex ed, but they’re still not teaching it at home.

Then you end up with a Duggar situation.

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So, back to my original thought pattern. I’m asking you straight up, is sexting bad if it’s within the bounds of a healthy marriage relationship? If you think it is, why? If not, why?

If you want to know my opinion on it, just ask in the comments below. I’m not afraid to shoot straight with you, but you need to engage me in conversation first.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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Is It Possible to Move a Church Across the Country?

Big changes are afoot! I sent this e-mail out to our membership earlier…

Kapow Church is Winding Down

I wanted to reach out to our church community with this request. As you know, we’ll be moving very soon, likely within about a month. This is a faith move for our family. One we feel led to, but certainly not one where everything is perfect by any means. Please pray for us.

Our big prayer right now is that God will prepare a place for us there where we can start a new church effort and also a place to live.
 
We’ll be making a recon trip in the next couple of weeks to look for a place. Aside from potential rentals and cheap beat up foreclosures that we’ve found online, I actually found a former Jewish synagogue with a parsonage that’s for sale. It would be awesome if we were able to take that over.
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As the life of Kapow Church-Myrtle Beach winds down, I’ll keep everyone in the loop, but I just wanted to ask for your prayers right now. It’s a scary thing moving a family this big with little in the way of security or finances. But, then again, if it wasn’t scary then faith wouldn’t be such a big thing.
 
Thanks!
I also wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to all of you. I’m praying very specifically for a place that God has for us. I would love your prayers in this as well.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Biking to Church

I rode my bike to church last night for our Sunday services. It was about 30 degrees and windy. I hooked up the child trailer so I could carry my briefcase and other stuff with me. I didn’t ride for any other reason than fitness, but it got me to thinking about more than just the ride.

My first thought was, “How many other preachers in the US ever ride their bikes to church?”

Not many but no big deal.

Then a bigger thought hit me. How many preachers all over the world are riding their bikes to church because that’s their only mode of transportation. I only rode a few miles, but many of them are riding 10, 20, and 30 miles over dirt roads and through mud on a regular basis.

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Think about those guys the next time you hop in your car to get to church. Even better, think about those guys the next time you hop on your bike instead.

Even more betterer (love my grammar?)…buy a bike for a missionary. You can do that HERE.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!