I was stumped! My sister claimed that homosexuals were just as promiscuous as heterosexuals, I claimed that they are far from the misunderstood milk toast equivalents as the media consistently portrays them to be, but I had nothing to back up my claim. Google certainly wasn’t going to back me up because they’re part of … Continue reading Gay Promiscuity
It would seem that many pastors fall all over themselves trying to reassure the unsure that their salvation is secure. They go to great lengths to explain the free gift of salvation and the unmerited reward of grace but they don't allow the natural uneasiness of a sinner or a casual Christian to bear the … Continue reading Eternal Insecurity
If your mind defaults to off, if your body consistently retreats to the couch, and your Christianity never reaches your actions, there is nothing more Satan needs to do, he is never too busy to rock the cradle of a sleeping saint. Though the size of the cradle may change, the principals remain the same, … Continue reading Free time?
Appearances, regardless of time period, culture, or social strata have long since been a point of tension between the boundary testers and those who like things the way they were. Parents have been fighting battles over wardrobes and hairstyles for centuries and will continue doing so with every new fad that arrives on the scene. … Continue reading Tattoos, body piercings, baggy pants and the like
To many people 'planting roots' means staying put, to become part of the community, to make a home and leave it that way. I remember a former neighbor telling us how proud she was that she had lived in her house since she first got married, raised her family there, and how she would be … Continue reading Planting Roots
During a long discussion that lasted well past midnight I was startled by the reality of Paul's words to the Corinthians: 'For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.' (1Cor. 1:18) I say I was startled simply … Continue reading The Foolishness of the Cross
I thought I'd offer my own adaptation of 'The Fellowship of the Unashamed' to shed some light on what has been, and will be driving Lynn's family into the future. It has become somewhat of a personal manifesto that I come back to from time to time and it is something that I would encourage … Continue reading What’s Next… My Personal Manifesto
With so many perspectives on Hell floating around to motivate us towards avoiding it I thought I’d add another to the mix. I’ve heard all kinds, each of which carries it’s own haunting nightmarish reality that might be true and should spurn us on in making it absolutely certain that we won’t be there to … Continue reading What will Hell be like?
Rebellion by any other name wouldn’t be the same, or would it?'Teenage Rebellion' I've heard it so many times I find it hard to stomach, what is it anyway, is it something that should be anticipated, accepted, or endured? Is it really a phase that everyone (that's normal) goes through? Or is it nothing more … Continue reading Teenage Rebellion
This following creed by Steve Turner highlights the lunacy of secular thought, if you subscribe to modern thinking I would challenge you to consider it's implications.We believe in Marx, Freud, and Darwin. We believe everything is OK as long as you don't hurt anyone, to the best definition of hurt, and to the best of … Continue reading If chance be the father of all flesh