When Baptist Academics Look Like Perfume Ladies.. I have high standards for Christians. I expect them to be able to think their way through the consequences of their actions, employing a Biblical world view. I expect a Christian college to be a kind of “city on a hill,” and that means, that when repugnant ideas..
I’m not sure why, but I’m conscious of failure lately: the big ministry dude you’ve been quoting for years as a kind of model, flies off to Jamaica with the church secretary; another pastor makes a judgment call you just can’t defend and when you express reservations, you suffer pitch-fork wounds and a good tarring..
In 1961, John Cheever wrote a hilarious, and sad, story called “The Chimera,” about a dutiful husband who made his wife breakfast in bed every morning. However well executed the meal, she had something to complain about. After setting down her breakfast one morning, she blurts out words to this effect,”how long must I put..
Content rule for happy, calm, metro-sexual marriage encounter discussions in church: Make sure you quote “Live with your wives in an understanding way” (1 Peter 3) at least 10 times for every “stop denying one another” (1 Cor 7) reference. This will keep church ladies of both genders from exploding. On second thought, better not..
Words You Might Not Hear in Church A few ways to make peace in the pitched battle between the sexes.. A girl I dated in high school pointed out a guy across the room at a party one night and she said: “he’s prowling. He’s on the hunt. You can just tell. It’s gross.” I..
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..
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,..