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The Prison Staff

My Joseph Journey – The Prison Staff

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series My Joseph JourneyI use the term prison staff to keep the label deliberately ambiguous. Most outsiders would simply call them [...]

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Rearing Familiarity

Last week, I posted about my prior soul (and Bible and lots of other) searching about strategically raising children who don’t enter adulthood weighed down by body [...]

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1 Corinthians 6:9 – Effeminate (malakos)

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 1 Corinthians 6:9The word malakos in 1 Corinthians 6:9 is one of the more difficult to translate on the list. The NASB and KJV use [...]

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1 Corinthians 6:9 – Adulterers (moichos)

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series 1 Corinthians 6:9We shouldn’t practice fornication or idolatry according to the first two items on Paul’s list (pornos and [...]

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Valentin de Boulogne - Saint Paul Writing His Epistles

1 Corinthians 6:9 – Fornicators (pornos)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series 1 Corinthians 6:9The first word Paul uses in his 1 Corinthians 6:9 list of kingdom-noninheritors is pornos, a word translated as [...]

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Valentin de Boulogne - Saint Paul Writing His Epistles

1 Corinthians 6:9 – Summary

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series 1 Corinthians 6:9In Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, he offers a lot of tough but encouraging words of instruction [...]

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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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Adivasi Women Dancing

A Difference between Difference and Sin

For centuries, strategic missions organizations in Europe sent workers by ship or caravan to the most remote reaches of trade routes and beyond. The wild interior of Africa, [...]

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Sin of the Mouth – Is Oral Sex Sinful?

Sodomy. Not good, right? I mean, look how it turned out for Sodom. Their sin was “grievous” according to the outcry reported by the Lord, and He destroyed the [...]

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The Bath, Summer Evening, by Félix Vallotton 1892

The Novelty of Nudity

When I became a parent, I determined I would not raise children who would be ashamed of their bodies. Modesty, privacy, and self-respect were qualities I wanted to pass on to [...]

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Michaelangelo's David

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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Is Porn Sinful?

As I’ve indicated on many subjects, I’m fairly liberal in my stance on sex in marriage. There are some immovable lines that cannot be crossed such as adultery, [...]

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Is Cross-Dressing Sinful?

I was nervous. It was a first of many things. My first major project of my senior English class, my first time trying to teach anything on literature, my first serious tease [...]

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5 Mandates for Marital Masturbation

While the Bible doesn’t seem to address the topic of masturbation clearly, the very nature of masturbation makes it dangerous territory for a married Christian. [...]

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