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, without limbs..
Author: James Riley - page 31
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 images. I’m..
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..
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..
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,..
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. She hammers: “You..
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 just brownian particles floating on to the next coupling…
Fellow believer, let me tell you something: If you voted for Obama, or for 96% of those Democratic senators, you helped make the continued killing of children by Planned Parenthood possible.
“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..
I got in a war of words with a prominent reformed pastor the other day. I’ll call him “Junior,” because my fight is not so much with him, but the error he represents. Through the miracle of of Facebook, we went head to head. There’s no fight quite like a theological fight, and this one..