Love the wife of your youth

I am convinced there is still no better love song, no sexier song than Take my Breath Away by Berlin. I know, I have a preference for the eighties. Though Unchained Melody covered by U2 is a strong contender. But the point is not to talk about music but this season of love. Love your…

Overwhelmed by Media

The Gospel coalition just had a good article on something I was formulating. Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 The idea being how we become exhausted by Social Media. The article mentioned the area of jealousy, which is a fantastic thing to reflect on. Do the lives of…

Testing your Mind-field

Paul tell us to renew ours minds. This is good advice. Consider this post a follow up to Garbage in, Garbage out. The mind is a field of many thoughts both good and bad, both helpful and destructive. Paul reminds us that our minds tend to pick things up, they are sponges that collect. Our minds-eye sees…

Shaming Aside

Looking at Isaiah and again at Jeremiah I was struck at how God is calling the people to shame. In chapter three of Isaiah he is prompted to call out an oracle against his own people because they would not respond to their faults. It is only striking because it is so foreign to us…

Emotive Motives

A follow up on emotional states. Emotional intelligence seems to be on the decline theses days. Our hearts need temperance the same way out lusts do. We are told to renew our minds according to Christ. Our hearts and minds will be tempted to think their own sinful thoughts in their own sinful ways. The…

A Cathartic Resolve

I was going to write about how God has the biggest button, but I decided against it. Too funny. Resolutions are a good thing even though it is easy to mock them. We have lots of goals, but what do we actually achieve? We want to be fitter, happier, as Radiohead taught us but then…

A Mission from God

Another year another time to refocus. Truthfully every single day is another chance to turn it all around, but a new year is sometimes a helpful reminder and push. It is easy to look around at America and lament what was or what could have been last year. It is too easy to look around…

Christ is not his last Name

Christmas has the word Christ in it, but it is not a day celebrating Jesus because it includes his last name, nor is “H” his middle name by the way. The word literally means messiah-anointed one, coming from the Greek word χριστος, or the Latin Christus it should be translated basically Jesus the Christ when…

Be Separate for I Am Separate

Continuing the theme from last week we are looking at the challenge of holiness. With the world raising up their rulers and extending their pointing fingers at all the sexual misconduct in our society it is important to tackle this issue. This used to be something that only the church did. The question is, has the message…

On Moralizing Voting

So I view this as a follow-up to the piece I wrote on Religious Freedom & Legislating Morality which this is basically the other side of the coin. They are basically the same idea. Since the Roy Moore debacle has ended, thank God, there is still a principle to discuss. The noise gets louder when a…

Garbage in, Garbage out

The first step to addressing a problem is identifying it, which is what I did last time but this time is for looking more closely at how to deal with this sin in our lives. This old adage is actually old school now. Garbage in, Garbage out. It is from a time when the church…

No Women, No kids

Let me explain…In the 90’s an action thriller movie The Professional came out (a personal favorite of mine) the story was of one hitman who had a rule set that he followed in order to not become a monster. He wouldn’t Kill women or kids, he did his job well, he kept to himself, he…