64% of self-identified Christian men and 15% of self-identified Christian women view pornography at least once a month (compared to 65% of non-Christian men and 30% of non-Christian women). (Barna, 2014) 1 in 5 youth pastors and 1 in 7 senior pastors use porn on a regular basis and are currently struggling. That’s more than […]
Christians are to save sex until marriage and are to keep it there. (Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20) And fantasizing about sex outside of marriage is the same heart condition as engaging in it. (Matthew 5:27-28) These sound like some pretty strict “thou shalt not’s!” It’s very important that we understand why God gave us […]
What does the Bible say about women in church leadership? The complementarian case. Alright here goes, the theological issue that has single-handedly kept me awake at night more than any other: Women in church leadership (Can women be pastors, elders, etc.?). Maybe it’s cut and dry for you; it used to be for me as […]
I grew up in a church tradition that really emphasized hell as a motivation for accepting Christ’s forgiveness of our sins. In fact, my own salvation decision as a young child was highly motivated by this. I no longer see overemphasis on hell (often an exclusive emphasis) as biblical or effective in bringing true heart […]
There are many men out there who do not want to look at pornography, do not want to lust over women they see throughout their day, and want to treasure their wives in every way they can. I am one of these men. But the decision to do or not do these things is not […]
I teach and preach about the grace of Jesus. About the freedom it brings. I then say “follow me as I follow Christ.” Yet for those who’ve been around me a while, I don’t think they’d describe my life as one marked by freedom.