The internet is buzzing about the new movie, Redeeming Love, which is based on the biblical book of Hosea. Due to the steamy scenes in the movie, many Christians are asking whether or not Christians should watch sex scenes if they are necessary to the story, or point to redemption. I have not read the book or watched the movie, so this is not meant to be an exhaustive review of those works. However, when it comes to the question of the redemptive value of sex scenes, I think many Christians are missing the point when it comes to Redeeming Love.
I released the video below which has been met with various reactions. Making this video has thrown me into a study of Hosea, and I hope to share some thoughts with you as I go along! I plan on writing a series of posts with women in mind who want to dig deeper into what the book of Hosea is all about. So if you want to follow along, start with the video below, and then scroll down and watch an instagram live where I interacted with some of the pushback. I will come back to this page and link subsequent posts. Let’s get into Hosea!