This is a great interview about a concerning (understatement) topic. A must- listen, especially if you are a pastor or a parent. David Ayers is a sociologist coming out with a book called “Sex and the Single Evangelical.” Listen to the interview with Carl Trueman here. A few highlights that they develop.
- Sexual confusion and sin is now the norm among evangelical singles. Ayers discusses the data behind this claim. This is not typical ranting about the “younger generation.” Something has changed. And this is true in churches that are theologically orthodox.
- It is not just that the sin is hidden, it is often an open practice based on faulty ideas.
- Many in the church have failed to set forth a compelling vision for the beauty of what the Bible teaches about sex/marriage/gender.
- Because this is now endemic, many pastors are tempted to avoid the topic because to take a stand on this will me constant conflict.