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Will, at the Sojourns with Jesus blog, continues his reflections on Jennifer Knapp and sexuality in the Church.

Jesus in divine obstructiveness has refused for whatever reason to leave me alone especially in my sexuality. I have loved Jesus since early childhood and believed in Jesus even when I did not believe in God. I walked away from him but he never walked away from me. Jesus invaded my life including my imagination, desires, and struggles at seventeen. My only problem with Jesus has always been that he wants to be in charge of all my life including my sex life. He is thoroughly un-modern in his insistence that he is the Lord of my heart and I am not {suppose to be}.

There’s a place in the darkness that I used to cling to. It presses harsh hope against time. In the absence of martyrs there’s a presence of thieves. Who only want to rob you blind. They steal away any sense of peace. Though I’m a king I’m a king on my knees. And I know they are wrong when they say I am strong as the darkness covers me.

– “Martyrs and Thieves” by Jennifer Knapp circa 2003.

Our hearts are constantly pumping blood with either testosterone or estrogen throughout our bodies. Those chemicals affect our thinking. It effects what we call our heart that is our passions. Testosterone which affects our brain chemistry causes humans to crave sexual expression. This was part of God’s design. The problem is the design of the heart and brain has become incredibly flawed by sin.

Click here to read the rest of this article.  It’s a worthy read.