What About Bruce Jenner?

Bruce Jenner

I’m a logician. No matter how wrong I am, I can always convince myself I am right. -Jarod Kintz   Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma – Part 4 of a 5 Part Series

Gender

The growing support for transsexualism in the culture, plus the growing number of voices within the Church calling for us to not only to show respect and compassion to transsexuals (a very sound idea) but approval as well (wrong option) has prodded me to post, in a five-part series, an article I wrote on the subject six years ago for the Christian Research Journal. (You can find the entire article it in its original form here)   Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma: Part 2 of a 5-Part Series

Gender

Recent events in both the culture and the Church have prodded me this week to post, in a five-part series, an article I wrote on transsexualism six years ago for the Christian Research Journal.    (You can find it in its original form here) Continue Reading

When the Young and the Restless Leave Church

Young People Quitting Church

My son had some disturbing news to share the other day. He attended an event where several of his old friends who had graduated from his youth group showed up. When he asked how they were doing, too many of them explained that, since moving on from the high school ministry, they’d left the faith for various reasons. Of course, others still had their relationship with God intact, but he was understandably sad. I’m understandably disturbed. And the worst of it is, the ranks of older adolescents shifting from church to unbelief seem to be Continue Reading

Pastor Chuck Smith: Double Honor

Chuck Smith

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. -I Timothy 5:17      If a man impresses you, you admire him. If he equips you, you bless him. And if he’s both impressed and equipped you, he must have been Chuck Smith. Continue Reading

The Gay Marriage Debate: Winning, Losing or Dropping Out? (Part 2)

marriage bands

Every Friday we’ll take a break from topical posts and will post some random personal thoughts.  — The Gay Marriage Debate: Winning, Losing or Dropping Out? (Links to all four parts at the end of the article) In Part I of this discussion I cited surveys affirming a shift in the public’s view of same sex marriage, a shift raising three questions that I hope to respond to each Friday for the next three weeks: Do we have a mandate to influence the culture? Is change an indicator of progress? Where do we go from here? Let’s Continue Reading

Random Ramblings #36: Concerning The Drunk Fruit Flies Study

Poor guy. (Mediterranean Fruit Fly.)

Every Friday we’ll take a break from topical posts and will post some random personal thoughts.  — A Cuppa Joe - Random Ramblings from a Fellow Struggler I’ve often thought that when we’re denied one form of sensual pleasure, we are likely to turn to another, and while that’s hardly an astute observation, it’s pretty darned relevant to the sort of work I do. The idea’s pretty simple: The brain craves some sort of reward, a reward often given through illegitimate means like porn, intoxication, etc. It doesn’t have to be that way, of course Continue Reading