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Healthy Truth #5 – Lifestyle

Truth #5 – My lifestyle will result in health or unhealth. Paul instructed the church in Rome about the lifestyle they should lead in Romans 12:1a (NIV): Offer your bodies [...]

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1 Corinthians 6:9 – Effeminate (malakos)

The word malakos in 1 Corinthians 6:9 is one of the more difficult to translate on the list. The NASB and KJV use “effeminate” while the NIV offers “male [...]

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Healthy Truth #8 – Here and Now

Truth #8 – My past is past; my now is discipline; my future doesn’t exist. The words of Jesus in Matthew 6:34 reinforce a reality we all know, at least [...]

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Still-Life with Fruit, Nuts and Cheese

Perfume at the Table – Song of Songs 1:12

Song of Songs 1:12 KJV: While the king sitteth at his table, / My spikenard sends forth the smell thereof. NIV: While the king was at his table, / My perfume spread its [...]

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Quick as a Flash – When My Wife Flashes Me

It can be creative or simple, private or public, unique or repetitive, lighting quick or seconds long, fully bared or underweared. I’ve given my wife a green light, [...]

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Confronting Boundaries — Part 2

I take a systematic, methodical approach when confronting boundaries (or assessing any potential truth) because it produces reliable results. I've adapted John Wesley's quadrilateral to this task, since my personal boundaries are essentially doctrine or truth applied to me personally. [...]

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Healthy Truth #2 – Responsibility to Change

Truth #2 – Only I can change me; I can only change me. And only with God’s help. Note how Paul instructed the Romans in 12:2b (NIV): Be transformed by the renewing of [...]

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Raphael, St Paul Preaching in Athens

Misogyny and Malarkey – Teachers

Why do we see Paul seem to go all macho in 1 Timothy 2:11-12 (NASB): "A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet." [...]

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An Evolution of Consent – Recognizing Nuance

Last week, I related the story of how Clara exposed me to the reality of my depravity: that long ago, I actually raped her. A product of my cultural upbringing and a couple [...]

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Is it a Sin to Be Naked?

It always stuck with me how Adam and Eve strolled through the Garden of Eden stark naked in the presence of God. They had no shame and therefore nothing to be ashamed of. If [...]

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To Drink or Not to Drink

We’ve covered all sorts of topics here, from the general site motif of sexuality to the entertainment value of foam weaponry. Christian life is far from boring, and [...]

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Adultery with Your Wife

Prior to writing the Latin Vulgate, St. Jerome was so haunted by sexual fantasies of “bands of dancing girls” he was unable to quench his own “fires of [...]

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Navigating a Nation with Abortion

Navigating a Nation with Abortion

I’m **talking about politics** as much as religion in this series. At least on the surface. Feel free to move along to something more innocuous (like [dwarf [...]

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Ageism in Reverse

I’ll never forget that day. I was speaking with a guy who was proudly accounting the details of his efforts to lose weight. We’d just met, so he had no idea that [...]

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Truth in Love at a Candlelight Service

Like so many believers around the world, we have an annual Christmas tradition of attending a candlelight service. You know the scene: singing lots of Christmas music, [...]

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Function and Form – The Asexuality of the Nursing Breast

Ultimately, the breasts are for babies, and they do this wonderful plumping like Ball Park franks when they do their work. And as they do, their beauty expands accordingly. Yet this is not the narrow scope of sex appeal, per se. [...]

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Under the Needle – Tattoos in the Bible

It wasn’t that long ago when a man with tattoos would be shunned by society at large and likely barred from most churches. Today, getting ink done is far more widely [...]

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Surprise Video Chat

Imagine I’m being a typical worker bee at the office, typing away at some droll report or reading an email from a client when an instant message from my wife pops up. [...]

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To Know and to Be Known

Green light seeped through his cracked eyelids and he immediately began rubbing his eyes. He could tell he’d been out for a bit, sleeping deeper than ever in his life. [...]

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