“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” That’s good news and precisely where the gospel begins. But what is God’s plan? Saving us from our sins is imperative, but many see Christ coming to earth as Plan B. That presents a problem, as a Plan B gospel doesn’t include our body, especially our sexuality.
Many folks prefer the book version of “The Hunger Games” to the movie. The film is less gripping because editors cropped the book’s more graphic scenes to get a PG-13 rating. That sort of thing has happened in the past to graphic literature, including stories like “Snow White” as well as the gospel. And like “The Hunger Games” movie, gutting the Bible’s graphic scenes will only make the gospel story less gripping.
Swimsuit season is approaching. Time to sweat pounds, shed weight, and squeeze into swimsuits. But why do we even wear swimsuits? And why only cover our “private” parts? The Bible explains why, down to our genitals. If however you confuse body talk with bawdy talk, be forewarned. You might find this column too graphic.
“The whole purpose of public education is to produce university professors.” So says Sir Ken Robinson in “how schools kill creativity,” one of TED’s 20 most watched videos. Only about 1% of college students become professors, so the other 99% are the losers in our educational system. That might be changing.