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In his book Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship, Alan Hirsch writes:

If male porn has to do with looking at people’s private parts, the female version has to do with looking at people’s private lives. We call this ‘social pornography.’ It fills women’s gossip magazines and does enormous damage to the women addicted to them…if women insist on men not looking at Penthouse, we suggest that women might want to give up on People magazine as well. Either way, unredeemed male and female sexuality is a major cause of human brokenness and a major reason why many walk away from following Jesus.

While agreeing with Hirsch that this is a stereotype cast along the lines of gender, I find his comments about feminine porn to be spot-on with what I see in the culture of our community and our church.

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‘Discipleship clearly demands that we integrate an element of constant change and a substantial amount of risk into our lives. Following Jesus is never safe when it comes to our tamed, middle-class sensibilities.’

Alan Hirsch in Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship.

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