Monday, January 19, 2009

A Culture Gone Wild

Dr. Albert Mohler available for comment on today’s sex-saturated culture

Just a few recent headlines:
·A 22-year old woman from California is auctioning off her virginity online. The latest reports are that bidding has reached $3.7 million.

·After receiving criticism for his choice of Saddleback pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the inauguration ceremony itself, President-elect Obama announces the choice of Bishop Gene Robinson, the openly-homosexual Episcopal Bishop, to open the mass event at the Lincoln Memorial with prayer.

·The former head of an Ohio faith-based agency is accused of running a website where users are able to post reviews of prostitutes.

·Newsweek and other media outlets do follow-up stories on Ted Haggard’s scandal.

·The Vatican reports a decrease in homosexual behavior in Catholic seminaries.

·Recent studies reveal statistics on abstinence pledges and the latest figures on teen pregnancy rates around the country.

Lifetime monogamy is passé. Pornography infiltrates nearly every home. Homosexuality is applauded. Lust is redefined. The media remind people every day that assumptions about what is right and wrong, sexually, are different today than they were fifty—or even ten—years ago. Principles of morality that formed the pattern for generations of American families are conspicuously absent. What happened and why? What are the lasting ramifications of such changes on society?

Written by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., the man Time.com called “the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.,” Desire and Deceit is a thoughtful book for anyone looking for cut-to-the-chase answers to the toughest questions about sexual morality. With an engaging topical approach, Mohler applies biblical principles to today’s most relevant and highly charged issues. Here he offers real-life solutions that will equip, inform, and inspire readers as they speak the truth to a society hungry for answers.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, serves on the boards of several organizations, including Focus on the Family, and hosts a radio show that is broadcast daily on eighty stations nationwide. Widely sought out as a commentator, Dr. Mohler has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on Larry King Live, The Today Show, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and The O’Reilly Factor. He and his family live in Louisville, Kentucky.

Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance

by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Multnomah Books/ISBN: 978-1-60142-080-0/160pages/hardcover/$14.99
http://www.publishersdesigngroup.com/
http://www.albertmohler.com/

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