Archive for the 'Sexuality' Category

Across The Divide

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Recently the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. As I’ve read a few articles across the political spectrum it seems clear to me that this decision is not definitive regarding issues related to Freedom of Religion and LGBT rights. Instead, the Supreme […]

Why A Friend Is Suing Me

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

I’ve read about incidents like the one expressed in the article I linked below, and I’ve resisted sharing them or participating in the brouhaha that surrounds such issues and events, because I don’t like getting near the vitriol that too often attends how people engage and process issues related to sex, gender, and identity politics. […]

I Am a Transcendent Sexual Essentialist

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

I am a transcendent sexual essentialist! Yes, this sounds like I am making a confession, perhaps a confession that requires the custom category for gender on Facebook, or that I’m coming out of┬áthe closet for some kind of gender related issue. Actually, in a way I am, but I am not making a statement of […]

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 […]