A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 5

(If you haven't already, I would encourage you to start the series with the Introduction and the previous chapters, which can be found by clicking the heading A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page.) by John Ellis During my transition from a Christian day school to a Bob Jones … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 5

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 3

(Catch up with the series by clicking A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics.) by John Ellis Every so often, I wish that my kids could have the schooling experience that I did. My time within the Christian school movement, from kindergarten through high school, was, for the most part, fun and contained a sense of community. … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 3

The Purity Culture’s Sins: Holiness Is Not Self-Serving

by John Ellis Without any trace of shame, my friend turned on his barstool, looked me in the eyes, and said, “I regret not having had sex before I got married. I only know what it’s like to have sex with one woman and feel like I’m missing out.” In the aftermath of his confession, … Continue reading The Purity Culture’s Sins: Holiness Is Not Self-Serving

Why Sex Outside of Marriage Is a Sin

by John Ellis Below in italics is my attempted re-creation of a story I haven’t read in at least three decades. No doubt, my blatant plagiarism contains some errors. My apologies to the author, whomever that might be. I’ve also attempted to remain true to the original story’s thematic tone and objective – a tone … Continue reading Why Sex Outside of Marriage Is a Sin