Archive for the 'Sexuality' Category

The Challenge of Chastity

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The following words from C.S. Lewis are specifically about the Christian virtue of chastity, which is the moral teaching that the joy and responsibility of sex is for marriage only. Lewis acknowledges, that such teaching is contrary to our sexual instincts, and in Mere Christianity, he provides a masterful defense of why chastity, even in [...]

Byte On The Side

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I was given a blessed but very last minute opportunity last week when I received an email from one of my colleagues, who is also a Program Director, asking me if I would be willing to teach Introdcution to Philosophy in the Fall. I said “Yes,” and now, as I expected, I am a little [...]


Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Not long ago I started writing a post that quickly developed into a full blown essay about men’s magazines and sexuality that I am now thinking of revising and editing for submission to magazines like Geez, or Relief. This has created a mild dilemma as I have not posted in awhile and what I was [...]

Involuntary Erections

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The end of the semester draws near and I am reading the first drafts of student research papers. Among the many quotes I read was the following jewel by Saint Augustine: Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should in fact be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and [...]