Good Debate on ‘God and the Gay Christian’ this AM on Moody Radio


Those of you who followed my series on Matthew Vine's book God and the Gay Christian will be interested to know that Matthew and my friend Dr. Michael Brown had an informal debate this morning on Moody Radio. Michael did an excellent job, which is no surprise to me at all, and the discussion was civil and informative. My only complaint was that very, very little time was given to discussing the specific Old and New Testament scriptures referencing homosexuality, and how both Dr. Brown and Matthew interpret those scriptures differently. I was Continue Reading

Some ABC’s We Can’t (But Often Do) Ignore


Certain words – important ones - simply don’t mean what they used to. “Christian” traditionally meant born again, believing in the authority of scripture, and seeking to have one’s life conformed to God’s will and teachings. Now it’s become an ambiguous label for all things nice or spiritual. “Evangelical” referred to those believing the essentials of the faith while striving to share the Good News wherever they could. But like “Christian”, it too is fast losing its defining features, as more and more of those using the term are simultaneously Continue Reading

Nice Flesh

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Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. -Galatians 5:19 When you’ve struggled with a “juicy” sin, it’s easy to judge your whole life by how well or how poorly you’re handling that one behavior. Folks who are alcoholic can do this by assuming that as long as they’re sober, then they’re doing well. Drug addicts, gamblers and Continue Reading

The Joy of Awful

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“A person overtly expresses distress, but it is covertly gratified at the prospect of the satisfaction they can wring from their misfortune.” – Dr. Eric Berne, Games People Play Even as a child, dynamics between people interested me. I was ten years old when Eric Berne’s classic Games People Play was published, and since I helped myself regularly to my parent’s reading material, I dove into the book, intrigued by the title. I understood about half of it, but the 50% my boy brain could glean really stuck with me, and darned if the years Continue Reading

Building Trust

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If you’re a married man who’s messed up by committing sexual sin, and your wife is both aware of and recovering from your actions, then one of your primary goals is to rebuild trust. You’re repentant, and you want her to know it. You’re ready to do what’s necessary to repair the damage done to you, her and the marriage, and you want her confidence again. Great. Continue Reading

The Scare Snare


The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. - Proverbs 29:25 I wonder how many things you would have done, said, or at least tried, if you hadn’t been so worried about what other people would think. Continue Reading


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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  - I Corinthians 13:1 I’ve had to look long and hard at what an angry man I can be. Continue Reading

At What Cost?


“ --- neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing.” - II Sam 24:24 “The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.” -Jessie Owens, Olympic Gold Medalist This morning I offered my body up to God. Besides my wife, I really think He’s the only one who wants it, but from what I read above, He does. And somehow today the reason He does seems unusually clear: My body is essentially Continue Reading