Arm yourself

Last year, in his series equipping men for friendship, David Gibson reminded us that “Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.”  Workout days are hard.  Workouts that focus on strengthening our legs can sometimes feel especially hard and we might be particularly tempted to skip leg workout days.  Don’t skip leg day. And don’t skip […]

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Some helpful articles I’ve bookmarked: Monday is Reformation Day — the 499th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther posted his theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Here are 10 things you should know about the Reformation. Andy Naselli and J. D. Crowley wrote an excellent book on the conscience. Now […]

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Homosexuality and the New Testament

While there are not an abundance of explicit references to homosexuality in the Scriptures, the places where it is referenced make it clear that God prohibits every form of homosexual desire and behavior.  This is clear in the Old Testament in the institution of marriage (Gen. 1:27-28; 2:24-25), the condemnation of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. […]

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Sermon: The Bible and Sexuality

“The Bible and Sexuality” Selected Scriptures October 11, 2015 Years ago I preached a series of sermons on marriage and family issues. Near the end of the series, I preached a sermon on a biblical perspective of sexuality from 1 Corinthians 7. And I talked pretty plainly about the topic. When we got home from […]

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With the discussion of transgender issues and gender reassignment surgeries increasing, we do well to be informed on those topics.  So consider JBMW‘s article, “What is Gender Reassignment Surgery? A Medical Assessment.” Kevin DeYoung tells us why we ought to give, “Three Cheers for Bill and Hillary Clinton” — at least the Clintons from a […]

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Pure Life Conference

After I graduated from college, a friend and I took a few days to go camping and hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains.  One night as we were setting up camp, a similarly aged young man walked over to us from a neighboring site.  Conversation eventually drifted toward faith and Christ and as we talked […]

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Some helpful articles from the couple of weeks: Greg Lucas offers “Seven Lessons from the Disability Community:” God is both sovereign and good. You have been brought into this community for a purpose. Disability magnifies our vision for joy in the smallest things. Community brings much needed perspective Outspoken men are often minorities. When marriage […]

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Some helpful articles I’ve seen recently: There’s an elephant in the room, except everyone is talking about this one.  James MacDonald recently hosted his “Elephant Room 2” dialog, and invited T. D. Jakes (who has been understood to hold to the heretical view of modalism, regarding the Trinity, not to mention being in the camp […]

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Some helpful articles from the last couple of weeks: A long time ago I began recognizing a changing trend in counseling.  Women were battling with lust and pornography too, as Carolyn McCulley affirms in her recent post, “Lust:  Not for men only.”  She writes:  “We have a message of hope and redemption in the morass […]

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A few things spotted on the web that have caught my interest of late: I’ve been thinking more about the relationship between social justice and evangelism lately.  Here is a brief video interview with John Piper on the topic. The Gospel Coalition has several brief articles on the same topic of social justice and evangelism […]

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Book Review: Biblical Principles of Sex

Title:  Biblical Principles of Sex Author:  Bob Smith Publisher:  Timeless Texts, 2003; 51 pp. $8.00 Recommendation (4-star scale):  This week, in our daily Bible reading program, we’ve finished reading the Song of Solomon. Much has been written and preached about this book in recent years — with a new interpretation that is much more literal […]

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