A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter Three – Sex and Rock & Roll at the Christian School

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by John Ellis

(Intro, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2)

There are occasional moments when I wish that my kids could have the schooling experience that I did. My fifteen years within the Christian school movement (K-4, K-5, and a second time through fourth grade plus the normal 12 years equals 15, for those that were wondering) were, for the most part, fun and contained a sense of community that, at times, I think my kids who attend public school are missing.

But then I remember that the community often ran at odds with the local church and that my fun was mostly an outworking of my rebellion within a strict environment that attempted to control my behavior, with comically futile efforts much of the time. Related, and maybe most importantly, I remember that for me and most of my classmates, two diametrically opposed worlds existed within our Christian school and youth groups. Many of us lived two parallel lives – a life of convenience and a secret life of conviction. Our life of convenience was necessary to maintain our secret life of conviction.

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Teen Vogue Preys on Children

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by John Ellis

“Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” Romans 1:24-25

I don’t think that I’ve agonized over whether to share one of my articles or not as much as I have over my latest PJ Media article. It’s a disgusting article (by necessity) warning parents about a depraved and predatory publication. Sin is ugly. Apart from the knowledge that God is Sovereign, rebellion against our Holy Creator can be disgustingly terrifying when it is allowed to raise its ugly head in the full wilting of its depravity. Interacting with it isn’t easy, and lends itself to inadvertently causing others to stumble, or even yourself. My prayer is that my article will not cause any to stumble, but will cause all who read it to purpose in their heart to strive even harder to protect children from the snare of the devil and his followers. My prayer is also that we adults will repent of our own engagement with depravity that we justify in the name of entertainment and “Christian liberty.”

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