The Gospel of Sex Vs. The Gospel of Christ

Recently read The Gift of Sex by New Testament scholar Peter Jones of Westminster West (CA). In the text, Jones argues provocatively that in this world two options, in essence, vie for the mental and spiritual embrace of humanity. The first is “pagan monism,” which “abhors the Creator, hates his creation and creation’s structures, and [Read More...]

Pastor Calls for More Sex; Celebrity “Rehab”?

I’ve been websurfing a bit this morning, and I can’t limit myself to citing just one article.  So here are a number of especially compelling pieces for you to check out: 1.  Stanley Fish just wrote an interesting piece on academic freedom for the New York Times.  Quick excerpt: “Indeed, to emphasize the “personal” is [Read More...]

The New Yorker’s Take on Evangelicals and Abstinence Education

Found this in the New Yorker and thought that this outsider’s take on evangelicalism and its approach to sex was quite worth reading, if over-heated and wrong-headed in places: “The “pro-family” efforts of social conservatives—the campaigns against gay marriage and abortion—do nothing to instill the emotional discipline or the psychological smarts that forsaking all others [Read More...]

Is There a Wilberforce Out There?

I in no way style myself a political pundit, and for good reason.  If you’re interested in coverage of the historic election of Barack Obama as president, check out the New York Times’s front-page article.   Justin Taylor is soliciting feedback from some fine Christian thinkers; I would encourage you to read Randy Alcorn’s hope-filled piece, [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 31, 2008

1. Don’t let the polls affect your voting. So says no less an authority than Karl Rove.  If you initially disagree with him, think about 2000…and 2004… 2. The Henry Center is sponsoring a “Day with Dr. Don” at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA on December 8.  That’s their title, not ours.  He’ll be [Read More...]

A Blueprint for Manhood in a World That No Longer Provides One, Pt. 2

Yesterday, I started a blueprint for Christian manhood. I want to note today that I do not intend this to be seen as the blueprint for this subject, as if I have received a direct revelation from God on how this all should take place. Rather, I am trying to do what all Christian parents [Read More...]

A Blueprint for Manhood in a World That No Longer Provides One

I’ve wanted to write this blog series (and another on womanhood) for a good long while but haven’t found the time. I’ll do this over a couple of days in order to adequately cover the subject on an introductory level (note that tomorrow I’ll talk more about men called to singleness or who struggle to [Read More...]

New 9Marks eJournal on Marriage Is Online

The new issue of 9Marks looks very helpful. It covers a variety of topics including marriage, being a pastor’s wife, and books on marriage. I have a brief review of Danny Akin’s book God on Sex in this issue. Here are a few highlighted resources from the latest journal. This is a long list of [Read More...]

A Reflection On What It Is Like to Live in the Stream of God’s Blessing (To Live as a Christian)

I don’t count myself especially sentimental, and I don’t like it when preachers or others let poignancy substitute for exegesis and application. Once in a while, though, you come across a story that hits you at your core. I love writing original content for this blog, but in doing a review I came across a [Read More...]

Women, Contact Sports, and the Mix of the Two in a Gender-Confused Age

In response to my blog from Thursday on the New York Times piece covering the extreme risks many girls face in playing high-contact sports, I drew some strong responses, and wanted to comment on them in today’s post. Let me first encourage you to check out the article by Michael Sokolove that appeared in this [Read More...]