Can we really build the Kingdom of Heaven with men so bloodless they have never desired a woman?
If denying ourselves for Christ were as simple as embarking on a starvation diet, the Kingdom would be built by a legion of ecstatic virgins, stammering repentance as their flesh failed them. Sleepless, sexless, bloodless, (more…)
I’m fairly certain that when women consider male sexuality, there’s a very thick layer of pure disgust baked into the cake. A friend of mine told me his wife caught their son looking at pornography and her reaction was a mixture of outrage and loathing. She was disgusted with both him and the (more…)
A Collective Repentance
In “The Reader” (2008) Kate Winslet plays a German woman facing trial for her small part in the Nazi extermination regime, but for the first 30 minutes of the story you would be tempted to conclude it was all bound to be a story about an older woman sexually initiating a younger man. If you are going to tell a (more…)
Mini Movie/TV reviews..
Over my vacation, I discovered Google Play on my Android, and it’s shaping up to be a really solid streaming choice for film and television geeks like me.
Disclaimer: I watch a lot of film and television because I produce the stuff and I learn from other craftsmen (with bigger budgets!), but unless I say so specifically, (more…)
Some hip young believers are likely to claim they are “citizens of the world,” and followers of Christ first and grudging citizens of their nations second.
Be on guard against that kind of stupidity. It’s dangerous.
The facts are simple. Christ put you in a home, in a family, in a village, in a county, in a state, in a nation. He had a (more…)
Can someone please tell me how all of this works?
Megyn Kelly begins her questioning of Republican candidate Donald Trump with this question: ”..You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals..” When Trump replies, getting a laugh with a Rosie O’Donnell joke, Megyn won’t be put off. (more…)
Some of you might need a drink…
When a celebrity couple splits up, or their lives go awry in some spectacular way, we aren’t surprised.
Very few of those folks espouse any moral sense about divorce, or any reverence for building an inter-generational clan; they are (more…)
Perfection, not patriotism, is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
If you get in an argument about policy, or political choices, with a certain kind of churchman, and you hear the words, “we will never have justice until Jesus returns,” you can wager this bold blow for Captain Obvious is rooted in cowardice, or sloth, or both. If the argument were (more…)
“Do the right thing.”
..Thus admonished Morgan Freeman’s character, a New York judge, in Bonfire of the Vanities, as he faced down a mob of social justice vigilantes, bent on crucifying a wall street trader for a hit and run traffic accident. Morgan’s judge made the pronouncement as though the nature of that mandate were as clear as a bright red traffic light at (more…)