College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics The Lives and Longings of Emerging AdultsMarch 13, 2018 By Collegeville Institute Jennifer Beste New York, Oxford University Press, 2017 Visit this title on the publisher's website. Resident Scholar Fall 2012 Today’s Christian adolescents and young adults have grown up with fiercely competing narratives about sex, relationships, and fulfillment. Within a Christian world of church services and formal religious education, they have been warned repeatedly about the dangers (or sinfulness) of premarital sex. At the same time, popular culture has inundated them with a very different message: casual sex is fun, thrilling, expected, and no big deal. Jennifer Beste calls into question the widespread assumption that the media’s narrative of sex is positively liberating, while a Christian theological account is repressive, sex-negative, and altogether irrelevant. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.