For evangelicals, the discussion about intimate purity in a day and age that is libertine a perennial one. The purity tradition associated with ’90s, in specific, casts a lengthy shadow and rounds through the general public square on a daily basis. One of several architects associated with motion, Joshua Harris, recently announced their departure from faith. Included in an ongoing “deconstruction process,” as he calls it, their rejection of Christian purity culture (many years ago) had been among the many steps that led—not causally but sequentially—to his rejection of faith it self.
I was left by the news experiencing hollow.
As I’ve watched Harris’ tale unfold over time, I’ve seen aspects of my life that is own mirrored their. Yet while my tale begins in a place that is similar it travels when you look at the opposing way toward a reconstruction of faith. We, too, rejected purity tradition however in its stead, I realized a much deeper commitment to the beautiful orthodoxy of Christian faith, a much much deeper admiration of this doctrine regarding the Incarnation, and a much deeper love of the church. (more…)