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Jesus, Don't Let Me Die Before I've Had Sex is a documentary examining the idealism and silence embedded in the sexual teachings of evangelical churches. Through the stories of gay, straight, celibate & sexually active churchgoers we explore the hopes, fears, and prayers of real people as they learn to reconcile their faith and sexualities.

Where is the line?

Today Mark & Grace Driscoll attempt to answer the question: “where is the line in dating?”This is a media promotion for their upcoming Real Marriage 2014 Live Event where they will share their ideas with lots of people. 

Their answers include lots of the standards, making this blog post an encyclopedia of some of the most common themes in purity rhetoric.And it’s still unclear where that “line” really is. 

http://theresurgence.com/2014/01/23/where-is-the-line-in-dating

Do Christians Idolize Virginity?

Recently blogger Rachel Held Evans posed an interesting questiondo Christians idolize virginity? In her piece Evans includes excerpts from three different articles written by women on the over-emphasis of the virgin ideal and the harm they report it has caused many womenboth virgins and non-virgins alike.

If you’ve been around The Church for any amount of time, then you’re probably familiar with the teaching of remaining sexually abstinent until marriage. You’ve probably heard the terms “purity” and “chastity” being used, sometimes in ambiguous ways. There is a feeling among many that people, especially women, who have sex before marriage are “damaged goods.” Evans includes this excerpt from Christian blogger Elizabeth Esther:

“We start by making ridiculous promises to our daughters. We tell them that “sexual purity” is a guarantor of a more intimate married sex life. We tell them that if they “lose” their purity, they will never really get it back. Oh, yes. They can be forgiven. But. You know. They’re damaged goods.”

Esther goes on to state, Christians say that the world objectifies women through immodest dress and a permissive sexual ethic. However, by idolizing sexual purity and preoccupying ourselves with female modesty and an emphasis on hyper-purity, Christians actually engage in reverse objectivization.” 

The ideas presented in each article are worth a read. Check it out by clicking here.

We’ve finished the filming phase and are preparing to edit the movie. Help us cover the remaining costs of post-production (music, color correction, sound mixing, festival fees, animation etc…) We’ve setup a site that will allow us to take donations through PayPal. Click here for more info.
 
 

We’ve finished the filming phase and are preparing to edit the movie. Help us cover the remaining costs of post-production (music, color correction, sound mixing, festival fees, animation etc…) We’ve setup a site that will allow us to take donations through PayPal. Click here for more info.

 

 

Our new YouTube channel is up and running. Every week we will post a few new clips from some of our interviews. Click here for the latest videos

Our new YouTube channel is up and running. Every week we will post a few new clips from some of our interviews. Click here for the latest videos

Good things are in the works here at Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex! We have officially entered the editing phase on the documentary. Brittany is working on a script and Matt is pulling clips and creating sequences. Our goal is to have a rough version of the film ready by September in time to submit to film festivals.

If everything goes according to plan, we should have a finished version of the film by January. But, before we can hit that deadline we will need to raise the remainder of the funds to finish. Things like music composition, color correction, animation, and sound design will take us beyond our bank account. We will be looking for a variety of solutions to help bridge the gap (fundraisers, outside investors, car washes and selling our kidneys have all been discussed.)
We will be setting up a tip jar page where our fans and supporters can chip in toward our goal. Look for more info in the coming weeks.
But wait! There’s more… Right now, we’re building a YouTube channel to give you something to do until the movie comes out. Each week we will release two unique clips from our interviews—quotes from some of the biggest names in the field saying surprising, heartwarming, funny, and often insightful things. Be a part of the conversation and add a comment, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Good things are in the works here at Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex! We have officially entered the editing phase on the documentary. Brittany is working on a script and Matt is pulling clips and creating sequences. Our goal is to have a rough version of the film ready by September in time to submit to film festivals.

If everything goes according to plan, we should have a finished version of the film by January. But, before we can hit that deadline we will need to raise the remainder of the funds to finish. Things like music composition, color correction, animation, and sound design will take us beyond our bank account. We will be looking for a variety of solutions to help bridge the gap (fundraisers, outside investors, car washes and selling our kidneys have all been discussed.)

We will be setting up a tip jar page where our fans and supporters can chip in toward our goal. Look for more info in the coming weeks.

But wait! There’s more… Right now, we’re building a YouTube channel to give you something to do until the movie comes out. Each week we will release two unique clips from our interviews—quotes from some of the biggest names in the field saying surprising, heartwarming, funny, and often insightful things. Be a part of the conversation and add a comment, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

We did it! Thank you everyone for your support. Now begins the hard work of completing our interviews. We are about 25% of the way complete. Over the next 6-9 months we’ll be criss-crosssing the nation talking to a variety of pastors, theologians, academics, and ordinary folk. Check back here regularly for updates on interviewees. 

We did it! Thank you everyone for your support. Now begins the hard work of completing our interviews. We are about 25% of the way complete. Over the next 6-9 months we’ll be criss-crosssing the nation talking to a variety of pastors, theologians, academics, and ordinary folk. Check back here regularly for updates on interviewees. 

I’m currently in Chicago waiting for my scheduled flight to depart. The weather has been beautiful. 60 degrees in March! It’s like Los Angeles.

This has been an encouraging week. We’ve made great progress towards our fundraising goal on Kickstarter. We’re 78% of the way there with 3 days left to go.

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