When You Indulge in Pornography, You Participate in Sex Slavery

That’s what I argue in this article (PDF | web version):

Andrew David Naselli. “When You Indulge in Pornography, You Participate in Sex Slavery.” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 20:2 (2015): 23–30.

(The JBMW issue released online today.)

I attempt to answer three questions:

  1. What is sex slavery?
  2. How does pornography fuel sex slavery?
  3. How should men feel about pornography?

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5 Baptist Distinctives

BaptistThree Baptist historians recently teamed up to write a textbook on Baptist history:

Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn, and Michael A. G. Haykin. The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2015. 46-page PDF sample.

In the final chapter they unpack five Baptist distinctives:

  1. Regenerate church membership
  2. Believer’s baptism
  3. Congregational polity
  4. Local church autonomy
  5. Religious freedom

Here’s a six-minute interview with the authors:

See also Jason Duesing’s review.

The Ology: A New Systematic Theology for Kids

the_ology_bookThis new systematic theology for kids just released:

Marty Machowski. The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New  Illustrated by Andy McGuire. Greensboro, NC: New Growth, 2015. 257 pp. 9-page sample PDF.

You can read 16 endorsements here.

Here’s mine: “This well-illustrated book clearly and logically introduces theology for children.” [Read more…]

Competing Visions of Sexuality

Moore“Many of the political divisions we have come down to this: competing visions of sexuality as they relate to morality and the common good.”

That line stood out to me most in this book (p. 4):

Russell Moore. Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2015.

(See Collin Hansen’s review.)

MohlerAlbert Mohler’s new book shrewdly explains those “competing visions of sexuality.” How did this happen in America? How should we think about it now?

R. Albert Mohler Jr. We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong. Nashville: Nelson, 2015. [Read more…]

Why and How to Memorize an Entire Book of the Bible

I recently spent about sixteen months memorizing 1 Corinthians and then recited it as a sermon to my church (Vimeo):

I just wrote two posts for The Gospel Coalition that share some lessons I’ve learned along the way regarding both why and how to memorize an entire book of the Bible: