Dub wrote:I know the subject sends shutters up the spine of the Christian writing community, but I need to know how far can a writer go in discussing the matter. Especially, when the couple is unmarried.
RedBaron wrote:Some publishers might not agree with that, but that's because a lot of traditional Christian publishing companies are afraid to print good stories and only want "safe" ones.
DJGray wrote:Dub, I get really irritated by the overly puritan approach taken by so many, and by the hypocrisy of political correctness, even that which slips into the faith community.
We live in a sex saturated society, and it is possible this is no big deal to them.
Dub wrote:The puritan approach is fine for protecting the faith, but to naively go through life with blinders on is as much a sin as describing Hell week....Is it any wonder that, with exceptions, Christian fiction is the least purchased or read
This subject brings tears to my eyes. As I try to defend my faith and allegiance to God's Word before my grandchildren who have bought into the idea that Christians are "puritanical," self-righteous" and out of touch with reality in a changing culture, it grieves me to hear those same charges/arguments being leveled at Christians by other Christians. Has secularism been so successful so as to invade and divide the body of Christ? I know we come at this from different levels of understanding and beliefs about biblical principles, etc., but I think we're in trouble when our defense/reasoning mimics that of a secular/humanistic society.
I say this without any ill will or condemnation, but we should be discerning the times and recognizing the growing apostasy within our world rather than trying to justify the selling of "Christian" books that satisfy a "sexually saturated society." There are plenty of secular books out there to do that.
As believers who live in a world where Christianity is becoming more and more the punching ball for progressive idealogies, we should be more concerned about the state of the Church and our growing lack of influence than trying to compete with or accommodate the "ungodly."
This is not about "political correctness" in the Church, but more about "being an example of the believer in word and deed."
I don't want to come off as sounding preachy, or holier than thou, but I grieve for a "Church" that seems to have an ever growing comfort with conformity to the world in dress, behavior, what we read, what we watch, and what we say. Our world is none the better for it, and it makes it so difficult to explain the need/relevancy for living the Christ-life to the next generation.
Dub wrote:I asked a senior minister his opinion of my writing question. His statement was, "most Christian writing is pure cr...p.
Sorry, Dub, don't mean to offend, but this response is hardly befitting a minister.