Breaking through the noise of our hypersexualized Western culture, Ethics of Sex is a much-needed and masterful compilation that speaks to the nature of Christian sexual ethics as simultaneously positive and prohibitive. Ten distinct yet interrelated essays invite us back to a way of life in harmony with the Lord’s created order, an order that bears fruit in intimacy, compassion, love, and joy.
Embrace the wisdom and counsel of these words, reminding all that Jesus’ love for His Church forgives sexual sin and restores His people to fellowship in the kingdom of heaven—young or old, married or single. Our identity remains in Christ.
Essay topics include the following:
“Ultimately, these essays invite us to attend again to the way that Christ’s love for His Church works forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, and new life, not only in the area of ethics, but in every way.”
(From the Introduction)
—Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Aadland, Dean of the Theological Faculty, Matongo Lutheran Theological College
Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director, The Office of National Mission, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Rev. Marcus T. Zill, LCMS Director of Campus Ministry & LCMSU
Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is an assistant professor of systematic theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, where he has served since 2012. He teaches and researches in the area of Christian ethics. Recent publications include “Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: The Triumph of Culture?” Concordia Theological Quarterly 79, nos. 3–4, and “The Christian Voice in the Civil Realm,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 78, nos. 3–4. Prior to his call to the seminary, he was assistant pastor at Emmaus Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana, from 2006 to 2012.