the truth about sex [an event with @theideacamp]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

June 18, 2010

Last summer in Uganda I heard about an injustice that absolutely broke my heart for a couple of reasons. First, because of what was being done to take advantage young men and women (really boys and girls). And second, because the church was being used as the tool to make it happen.

Essentially, I was told about how sex trafficers would use the prosperity gospel in the church to lure in poverty-stricken teenagers. The promise of a better life was dangled only for the teens to later be sold into the sex trade.

But this isn’t the only sex problem facing the church today. It doesn’t take much time watching TV to pick up on the fact that sex drives much of our culture. There are also questions about how homosexuality is dealt with in the church. And divorce rates are just as high in the church as they are outside the church. The list goes on…

That’s why I’m thankful for guys like Charles Lee and his The Idea Camp events.

The next Idea Camp conference (Sept 27-28) is on the subject of sex. Check out what Charles has to say about it:

In a culture formed and broken by tainted views of human sexuality, what should followers of Christ embody?

Join us for fresh, honest and transformative conversations with leading thinkers on topics including sexual identity, orientation, abuse, gender perceptions, porn, marriage, family, prostitution, and slavery.

The issues related to human sexuality are too often misunderstood, ignored, or avoided in far too many churches. The Idea Camp will facilitate a safe and transparent environment of learning, sharing of insights from the respective fields of focus, and practical insights and examples of holistic care.

See sex for what it could be, not what we’ve made it.

I’m excited to be a part of the team that will bring this event to you. I’ll have more details soon, but we’re planning to have some pretty exciting blogger opportunities surrounding this conference that you may be able to get involved with. So stay tuned for more information on that…

Whether you serve in ministry in your church, or just have a heart to be a part of the conversation around these issues, then I would challenge you to make this conference a priority. There are fewer conversations in the church today that are more important than this.

And if you register now, you can still get the early-bird rates! It’s a great venue, and we have some great facilitators! Don’t miss it!


  1. Jay & Michelle Brock

    Wow…prosperity gospel to lure girls for sex trafficking…have not heard that before. That is so sad, it must break the heart of God to have people use his name to exploit others. We must reclaim sex for what it is, what it should be. Thanks for being part of the solution.

  2. @bibledude

    It's not just the girls that are lured in to be sold, but also the boys. @theideacamp has been a great place to have these conversations and challenge people to go out and make a difference. I've just (only briefly) seen your site, and I think that you'd be really interested in getting into the conversation. We've got some really cool blogging stuff coming up, so stay tuned for more ways to join the conversation!

    Thanks Michelle!

  3. Anonymous

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the truth about sex [an event with @theideacamp]

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