I’m thinking Porn star is probably a no. But from that point onwards, it gets a little trickier.
In yesterday’s post I applauded the decision of a lingerie model who felt that her work was compromising her faith.
I still think that her move was brave and godly. But maybe my reasons for thinking so are bad as well as good. You see, there’s a bit of me that assumes all Christian lingerie models should do the same. Not because of a deep conviction on the matter. But as a slightly scared, knee-jerk reaction to Human Sexuality. Having spent much of my life wrestling with an eating disorder, you won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve got a wonky and frightened attitude to Bodies. An attitude that doesn’t take seriously the fact that God created both as good. That believes intellectually in a physical resurrection – but not emotionally. And which, when challenged, would rather decry or run from tricky issues (in the workplace and in life), than stay and engage.
Perhaps it’s just me. But it’s worth thinking about why we ring-fence some professions or lifestyles, but not others. Is it the fruit of a careful and prayerful consideration? Or something a little less defensible? Are we applying the same judgements in our own lives as we do to other people?
Most of all, is our Christianity a celebration of a good God and His good creation – or a fearful and unthinking retreat from the world?