I’m Waiting 1: The Hook Up Culture

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[display_podcast] Adults may hear about “The Hook Up Culture” – maybe through TV shows, movies or pop culture references – but for 11-to-18 year olds today, the Hook Up Culture is their reality… it’s where they live today! Disproportionately, most 11-18 year olds in America are unfamiliar with intact marriages, or if they knew of one, it ultimately ended in divorce. Therefore they simply don’t understand the value of marriage. But, they are also being fed a constant message that it’s okay to e … [Read more...]

Church For Men 15: Why Extramarital Sex Is Suddenly OK


[display_podcast] (Author’s note: This post originally appeared in January 2013. It was part of a series about the huge changes that are rocking Western society – and their impact on men and the church. I am not advocating these changes; I’m simply trying to explain why they’re happening, to help believers respond with greater understanding to those they may disagree with.) During the 2012 presidential campaign, a Democratic activist was quoted on NPR saying, “When it comes to sex, the Republic … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Sex Addiction with T.C. Ryan


[display_podcast] Joining our show this week is someone whom I have admired from afar for quite some time now. Author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” – an extremely powerful book that I have read three times - Thomas “TC” Ryan and I worked at a conference together recently and I couldn’t be more excited to talk about life with him! TC had been a pastor at a sizeable church for 19 years, prior to “voluntarily” stepping down. According to TC, while the moving on was … [Read more...]

Ouxano 73: 1 Samuel 17 – Private Battles Prepare Us For Giant Callings!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17 – the battle of David and Goliath – is an amazing chapter of the Bible! It’s actually, in many ways, a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ did on the cross to Satan. Remember that Jesus was despised and rejected, and no one thought that He was who He said He was: the Messiah, the Son of God, the Redeemer of the World. He died a bloody death on the cross, but by doing so, he absolutely cripple … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Run! ‘Cuz You Can’t Be Trusted!

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[display_podcast] From Jay Carty, author of Counter Attack, Playing With Fire, Coach Wooden One-On-One, and more: This week, we wrap up our Sex in the Bible Trilogy by going back to 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, where it says,“Run from sexual sin!  No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does.  For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body… you must honor God with your body.” You see, the Bible never says anything like, “Wait and see how much you can take before you fall”. To … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sex, God’s Forgiveness & the Consequences for Sin

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[display_podcast] From Jay Carty, author of Counter Attack, Playing With Fire, Coach Wooden One-On-One, and more: This week, we continue talking about sex. There are two things in life that will take mastery over you like few things will. The first one is food. It’s tough for so many of us to control what we eat and keep our bodies in shape. But think of it this way: The Bible spends a verse-and-a-half talking about food and six-and-a-half verses talking about sex. In other words, if you t … [Read more...]