Joel J. Miller is the publisher at Thomas Nelson.
Here are some of his thoughts on the runaway hit 50 Shades of Grey.
In a previous post here on my blog i asked for people to weigh in on whether 50 Shades is different from pornography. i didn’t get any responses.
My initial thought remains this: 50 Shades is pornography packaged for a specific audience, namely, women. That said, if women are reading it _ particularly Christian women _ what i am truly interested in is dialogue, not diatribe.
For example, what is driving the popularity of this? Why are women in general, and Christian women in particular, approving of 50 Shades?
Just like when men view porn, the issue that is most important is not the consumption itself; rather, it is the reason underlying the consumption.
At the same time, Miller raises the point of personal holiness and pursuing the proper standard as Christians. This is something that Christians should be talking about.
- Is It Porn? Is It OK? (intentionalwarriors.com)