Beau & Peter take some time as guests of A Reason For Hope on December 21st 2022 to discuss what Running Light Ministries is all about from a scriptural perspective. Why did we start this ministry and what do we believe?
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Sex Before Marriage?
So what is your thoughts on Sex before marriage? Beau & Peter take this question on A Reason For Hope’s live Podcast. As you know, Beau & Peter can’t just stay on topic! They get into early feminism, youth culture, the Church, Family and Christian apologetics in this Episode!
Love is love?
What’s in a slogan? What makes for good cultural propaganda today?
“That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean anything.” Noam Chomsky
Does this quote by Chomsky ring true with the slogan, Love is love?
Beau & Peter take a moment to discuss this slogan and its impact over the past 15 years in the United States. What do you think? Is love…love?
Sex Questions Answered…from women!
Peter & Beau take some time to answer some questions from the ladies!
There are many myths the world taught me about sex, sexuality and sensuality (SSS). Many had to do with women and all of them were untrue (There is a book called Untrue by Wednesday Martin that is a interesting read). Humans are communitive beings that reproduce. It is no wonder that we think of sex often whether your male or female. Are you glad to be in a culture that is more open to discussing the questions and ideas we have on SSS or not? Do questions like these make you uncomfortable? Why? Check out this Podcast!
– God uses sexual/sensual language to talk about Israel, seems like he wants to BE with her?
– how do we ask God to fill the void (even physically) when we’re trying to remain pure/not have sex outside of marriage, but want sex?
– can we masturbate to the glory of God if we’re thinking about Him while we self gratify?
So what is the, “Sexual Immorality” in today’s culture?
Peter and Beau take a moment to sit down and do a live Facebook Podcast on the term; sexual immorality! Should these words be used today? And what is being defined as sexual immorality today?
How does the current culture define sexual authenticity? What is popular in sexual thought? Is the Biblical idea of monogamy between a male and female popular? Or is it seen as the patriarchal power that must be other thrown?
The culture today reminds me of when I was a teenager fitting into my heavy metal culture. To be cool, was to be different from the ideal, or what we thought was the ideal. For instance, people of good reputation and leadership wore their hair short and clean, we grew it out. Government leaders were Alpha males. We tried to look feminine and have more emotion. You get the picture. Could it be this is what we do with our sexual identity too?
But should we throw out the ideal? And can we really throw out a standard for sexuality that has been in human behavior for thousands of years?
Beau & Peter discuss on this Episode of the B.P. Podcast!
Facebook has changed its name to Meta! Stay tuned for the virtual world! What is reality? It’s a question that was put forth in the movie, “The Matrix.” In todays online, virtual world, are the lines being blurred more and more as to what is real, and what is not? And can today’s online communities tell the difference? Are there real things happening to people in a virtual, role playing scenario that affects there mind and bodies in the “real world?” And how does this relate to sex and the Bible?
Peter and Beau discuss this topic by going over a article that discusses the new Facebook platform called Meta and a interesting scenario that developed within it! During a role playing shooter game, one young woman claimed to have been groped by a partner player! She claims to be molested? Was she? Is what happens in the game really happening to a life person?
Check out this weird topic and you’ll get a eye opener into the direction our culture is going and the need for parents to understand a world their kids are indicated in!
Abortion and the Male
Peter and Beau talk about many of the moral issues surrounding abortion and the male on this Episode.
What is our abortion on demand world saying about men? Where are the men who are responsible for these children? Why is abortion not spoken about in the male culture? Could it be that in seeking to be free from males, females have once again fallen into a system of male dominance?
How is the Pro Choice argument being framed in a world of subjective moral right and wrongs? How can anything really be wrong? Can humans live in a world where we do not believe in a objective right or wrong?
Is our country reaping what has been sown over years of sexual irresponsibility? And in trying to fix it, will we just push more government oversight into our sex lives?
All this and more on this episode of the Better Pleasure podcast!
Abortion and the Female
Abortion is the hot topic at the moment! Again… And really it should be!
Peter brings up a really interesting Article from a mother on the, “traumatic” experience of adoption as opposed to abortion!? Is adoption more traumatic on a mother than abortion? Who says? And is this kind of argumentation good? What does what do articles like this say about women in a society? Why is being a mother such a offense?
We hope you find the conversation with Beau and Peter interesting and thought provoking as to where our culture is at and its relevancy to Biblical scripture.
Pedo or Minor Attracted Persons?
In this episode Peter brings up a interesting article regarding pedophilia from a Old Dominion professor which had massive consequences!
What constitutes Pedophilia? And what does the Bible say?
So many are degusted when we hear the word pedophilia but don’t take the time to think through the issues. Check out this Podcast to delve into one professors thoughts on this issues and the ideas that got him in trouble.
Gen Z & Sex Identity?
Is sex identity changing? Peter Martin walks us through a article on the younger generations sexual identity. And wouldn’t you know it…. the results are all over the place! But are you surprised? What do you expect in a existential sexual philosophy. One thing we can learn from this survey is that education and discipleship works! Where do youth get educated today as different from prior generations?
30% of millennials identify as LGBTQ+
39% of Gen Z identify as LGBTQ+
Religious beliefs had no bearing on this survey by the Barna Group.