Since God’s Word is so clear on the subject of homosexuality, why has the issue become so cloudy in the minds of so many?
Yearly Archive:: 2011
From The Archives: Not Feeling It
Some years I get all caught up in the warm fuzzies of Christmas. My eyes tear up during candlelight service on Christmas Eve. I read the Christmas story with wonder. But some years the story seems too familiar. My to-do list seems too important. I want to get caught up in Christmas cheer, but I find myself thinking, I’m just not feeling it.
From The Archives: How Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?
Between Santa and jingle bells, Christmas parties, and presents to buy and hope for, I think most of us struggle to keep our attention focused on the baby in the manger. I’ve worked hard to make this a Christmas where I had time to consider the sacred. That’s why I keep wondering how Jesus would celebrate His birth.
Hope For The Bullied
If you feel picked on, misunderstood, tormented, or ignored, you are in good company. Jesus Himself endured these very things, and His Word is not silent on your circumstances. In fact, the Bible is chock-full of words of hope and encouragement just for you.
The Bare Facts: Is It Too Late For Me?
While it’s true that the majority of you seem to be saving sex for marriage, for those of you who have sinned in this area we need to answer the question, “I’m not a virgin. Is it too late for me?”
A Crash Course On Fasting
Several months ago, one of you left me a comment asking for my advice about how to deal with a difficult situation. My response was to set aside some time to fast and pray. Your reaction surprised me. Many of you left comments saying that you wanted to know more about fasting …
The Bare Facts: How Far Is Too Far?
Have you ever thought purity would be a lot easier to attain if the Bible clearly said, “Here is exactly how far you can go physically and remain pure”? Does it seem that if God drew a hard line in the sand, it would make it easier for you to know how to behave?
The Bare Facts: Why Are God And the Bible So Negative About Sex?
When it comes to God’s view of sex, many people, including Christians, have mistaken God’s serious approach to the subject to be negativity toward the subject. God does take sex very seriously. But the picture He gives of sexuality is more intense, vibrant and well … sexy … than the view taught by the culture.
What Does The Bible Say About Food?
The Bible is far from silent on the issue of food. In fact, if we take a hard look at all that is written about food in God’s Word, it becomes very clear that our patterns of disordered eating should not be ignored.
Taming The Tiger In The Box
The statistics about eating disorders are alarming, but the disordered eating habits of most young women do not fit into the blanket categories of anorexics or bulimics. In fact, it is my experience that while we don’t all have eating disorders, many of us have disordered eating.