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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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:

ESV Men’s Devotional Bible

esvmdbThis releases on October 31:

Sam Storms, ed. ESV Men’s Devotional Bible. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015.

Here’s the list of contributors, which includes several people associated with my school, Bethlehem College & Seminary:

  1. Sam Storms, board member (general editor; Joshua, Jonah)
  2. Jason DeRouchie, associate professor of OT and biblical theology (Deuteronomy)
  3. Brian Tabb, associate dean and assistant professor of biblical studies (Acts)
  4. Jason Meyer, associate professor of NT; Bethlehem Baptist Church pastor for preaching and vision (2 Corinthians)
  5. Sam Crabtree, board chairman; Bethlehem Baptist Church pastor for small groups (Colossians, Philemon)
  6. Todd Wilson, graduate of the The Bethlehem Institute’s first class (1–2 Timothy)
  7. Andy Naselli, assistant professor of NT and biblical theology (1–2 Peter, Jude)

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Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together

houseI anticipated that this book would be good, and it didn’t disappoint me:

Paul R. House. Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 32-page PDF sample.

After I read this book last May, I wrote this on the title page:

Very good book. It made me even more grateful that I get to train future pastors at Bethlehem College & Seminary in an environment that’s ideal for doing what Paul House advocates.

Some excerpts (#8 is a zinger): [Read more…]