This book ... arms pastors and laypeople alike to face what is the most pressing issue of our day. --Carl R. Trueman
Equipping the church to recover from sexual confusion. In After the Revolution, David J. Ayers provides the Christian heirs of the sexual revolution a resource to understand their challenges and social context to find a way forward. Drawing on social sciences and history, Ayers traces recent worldview shifts in North America and Europe. The historic Christian understanding of sex and marriage has been supplanted. And sexual confusion has infiltrated the church, especially influencing younger Christians.
The church can uniquely and compassionately support sexual faithfulness and flourishing, but we need to reject formulas, surefire methods, and judgmentalism. Instead, we must recover a positive vision for Christian sexuality, singleness, and marriage that is firmly grounded in God's word.
About the Author
David J. Ayers is professor of sociology and former dean and interim provost of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in sociology from New York University and is the author of Christian Marriage, Experiencing Social Research, and Investigating Social Problems. He has taught courses on marriage and family for more than thirty years.