Does secularism have a lower view of the body? How does this impact the political hot-button issues of the day, like abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and transgenderism? Nancy Pearcey, in her new book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, powerfully critiques the secular ethic regarding the human body and explains how Christianity's high view of the body offers an antidote. For today's episode of the AC Podcast, Andy, Steve, and Terry had the opportunity to reach her for an audio interview.
Love Thy Body: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey
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2 thoughts on “Love Thy Body: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey”
Hey, first of all I just want to say that I love the podcast and all that you do, it’s been a great help to me and a lot of my friends.
There’s a documentary series out, I have no idea if you’ve seen it, called Devout and Out by CBC on LGBTQ ministers in Canada. It’s just left me wondering if there are any good resources (Nancy Pearcy’s “Love thy Body” has been a phenomenal help already) on LGBTQ issues specifically within church contexts. My best friend is both gay and attends church. I am at a loss of how to engage LGBTQ subjects with truth and grace with him when there are entire major denominations in Canada that but and large embrace the sexual revolution.
Hi, Daniel. Thank you for that kind word of encouragement. Yes, the LGBTQ issue is a very tough one to deal with, because this isn’t a merely intellectual exercise. You are dealing with someone’s sense of identity. So I appreciate your desire to be sensitive to your best friend. You probably already came across this, but many people find Sam Allberry’s material very helpful. (He himself is an Anglican minister who is same-sex attracted.) He has a book called “Is God Anti-Gay?” and you can find plenty of videos on YouTube. Also, you can check out Christopher Yuan’s books and videos. You can easily find them on Amazon and YouTube. For a treatment on the Bible with regards to this issue, check out Robert Gagnon’s The Bible and Homosexual Practice. I hope that helps.