Breakfast Links for 12/04/12: Build-a-Bear Theology; Eucharist Promise; Animals in the Kingdom; Porn Stars and Self-Esteem

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/04/12: J. E. Dyer, Patheos/The Optimistic Christian: “I have an urgent sense that it is time for Christians to stop nagging each other over the kinds of differences among us that require academic studies to define and unearth. The situation of our world is not so stable that we can behave as if [Read More...]

Overcoming Sex Addiction

T.C. Ryan

Yesterday, in the light of a new book by pastor T. C. Ryan on his struggle with a pornography addiction, I reflected on the nature of sex addiction and addictions generally.  The basic dynamics of addiction, I suggested, are identical to the basic dynamics of sin.  We are made to rest in God and God’s [Read More...]

Understanding Sex Addiction

T.C. Ryan

What do you do when a pornography addiction has taken over your life?  What do you do when your sexual urges are overwhelming your thoughts, your relationships, your power to resist?  Then, what do you do when you’re also a person in a position of moral or spiritual authority — a parent, a teacher, or (God forbid) [Read More...]

Strange Things Afoot in Christian Media – Part 2

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In the first part of this series, published earlier today, I recounted how Christianity Today published an investigative report concerning David Jang, a Korean pastor with great influence in Asian Christian circles and growing influence in American Christian circles as well.  The extensively researched and meticulously detailed article examined Jang’s past, the alleged prevalence of [Read More...]

Naked Women and Naked Girls

Pornographic Images I first saw naked women in pornography magazines by flashlight in an underground fort I had built with my brother and friends in an empty field beside a train track in Tracy, California.  We had raided the fort that another group of boys had dug, found copies of Playboy and Hustler and hurried [Read More...]


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