But evangelicals also love to hate their fads, especially when they prove hollow.
I grew up evangelical, and one of the fads I experienced as a teenager was the 1997 evangelical bestseller .
These two options presented also lead into either hero-worship or hatred of the man himself.
I thought I had to choose one of these options, because that was all that was ever presented to me. I decided on a whim that it was a long time in coming and that I was done with letting other people decide how my relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, would go.
I think that the documentary is a step in the right direction towards a healthier conversation about sex, relationships, and legalism in Christian circles.
I do not expect the film to be the end-all-be-all of rectifying what has happened in the past, and I do not think it should be or even could be no matter what is said or done.Recent years have seen a growing backlash against Harris’s youthful literary indiscretions, partly spurred by his surprising willingness to offer something of an apology for his book and its influence.(A helpful and thoughtful analysis can be found in Ruth Graham’s .” In his essay “Against Evangelical Victim Culture (Stop Blaming Josh Harris for Your Problems),” G.Cookies používáme proto, abychom mohli přizpůsobovat a měřit reklamy a vytvářet bezpečnější prostředí.Když na tomto webu na něco kliknete nebo přejdete, vyjádříte tím svůj souhlas, že smíme pomocí cookies shromažďovat informace na Facebooku i mimo něj.Joshua Harris is a popular name in the circles I grew up in, namely Conservative homeschooling ones.He has recently been making some serious waves on social media because he is rethinking his famous book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye.With nearly two-thirds of evangelicals younger than 50, the family dynamic is key for understanding the appeal of Harris’s book and others like it.As young evangelicals begin to mature, their parents are approaching midlife, a season often ripe with regret and resentment.I believe people change and get wiser, and I think that Joshua’s very public life has been both a burden and a blessing, but also something that God can reveal His love and grace through.While I do believe in culpability and that many of the things said in I Kissed Dating Goodbye were damaging, I also believe in forgiveness and grace.