The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 20

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.orgSo, in light of all the different competing worldviews out there (Christianity, Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, Cosmic Humanism, and Postmodernism), I want to turn our attention to the question: How do we evaluate our own worldview?How can you understand the worldview and beliefs that you actually live out each day? In other words, how can we connect what we know is true with how we actually live, and how do … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 6

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.In most cultures, especially in the “ uncivilized cultures” the world has known, women were the sexual victims of men. If men wanted sex, they simply took it.However, the Jewish understanding of things put a context around sex... this context is called marriage. Now, I know this may seem odd by today’s standards, especially when we read in the Old Testament how a wife could be traded for seen cows… but neverthe … [Read more...]

Church for Men 24: 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...]

My Armor 19: The Sex Talk

[display_podcast]This week, we take a look at recent poll regarding the frequency of how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage. According to the study, nearly half of American women between the ages of 15-44 experienced their first experience union, or living with their loved one, was via co-habitation, not marriage.Now, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as “living together” before marriage is becoming more and more commonplace. And it makes sens … [Read more...]