Round Two Same-sex mirage and divorce. Same-sex mirage and fornication. In a previous post, I argued that far too often, the idolatry we enshrine in our own hearts matches the idolatry present in same-sex mirage. As Christians, when we countenance any sort of abuse of God’s gifts of sexual intimacy and marriage, namely divorce and […]
Part two in the series “A Church for the Next Generation” In my last post, I took a quick look at church attendance among young people and concluded that the fear-mongering about young people leaving the church was wrong and misplaced. For example, I showed that the demographic rise of “nones,” or religiously unaffiliated people, […]
On The Roots newest album ‘. . . and then you shoot your cousin,” one of the most powerful tracks is ‘When the People Cheer.’ Each stanza is written from a different perspective. The third stanza, Black Thought’s stanza, is written from the perspective of a sex addict that has reached both a financial and existential low because he is enslaved to sexual pleasures. He knows that what he is doing is wrong, but he can no longer resist the strip clubs. He turns in to an after-hours joint to blow his last dollar on a lap dance.
The debate over homosexuality is raging as much as it ever was. Indeed, arguments advocating its acceptance have gotten more and more fabulous. This has not diminished the need for Christians to give a defense of what the Bible says about homosexuality but only increased it. But when it comes to actually confronting unbelievers about […]
[EDIT: In light of the recent uproar about Milo Yiannopoulos, I think it would be helpful to repost this article. Christians have an objective moral standard by which they condemn rape, including pedophilia. But what do men like Kershnar have? He has an atheistic, materialistic worldview, in which there is no way to account for moral […]