Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Bible...too sexy...for church

Strange teaching experience: I'm in my office working on a talk for this Sunday morning called "Boom-chicka-wow-wow." It's about relational intimacy, which leads to physical intimacy. And I'm making the point that God's view of sex is more than just biological.

And as a proof text there's this gem of a book called Song of Songs. And chapter 7 is perfect to use to underscore the point except that...well...that particular passage of God's Word is too sexy for church. Talk about conflicted.

(Inner dialogue with myself)

"This is PERFECT. Talk about God's idea of 'Boom-chicka-wow-wow.'"

"NO WAY. This is way too much for Sunday morning!"

"Dude, it's GOD'S WORD."

"Dude, there's going to be kids in the room!"

"Hmm. Good point."

So what a conflicted emotion to realize that God's Word is too sexy for His House. Strange days.

Not growing up in church and knowing anything about this unique Song of Songs book in the Bible, I clearly remember stumbling upon it for the first time. It actually arroused my libido. It is sensual poetry. Stimulating. And it's God's Word. You gotta love God.