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3: What chewed up gum has to do with sex

Chewed up gum. Crumpled roses. Tape that lost its stickiness. We talk about these metaphors from purity culture with Dr. Sean McDowell, and we unpack them: Were these the best ways to talk about premarital sex? How were they harmful? What are better ways of discussing our sexual choices? And how can we be talking about it with young people today?

Join us for a look back at 80s purity culture and for thoughts on how to move forward.

Dr. Sean McDowell is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Sean still teaches one high school Bible class. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.

Show notes:

Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey
Dr. Sean McDowell (blog, podcast)
Josh McDowell
Why Wait? by Josh McDowell
Metaphors Matter by Dr. Steven Stosny in Psychology Today
I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye (a film by Jessica Van Der Wyngaard)
What did Jesus think about sex? 5 observations by Sean McDowell

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