Let’s Talk About Sex

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Who doesn’t want sex to be as exciting and pleasurable as possible? Critics of Tim Tebow, The Jonas Brothers, and Lolo Jones poke fun of these celebrities for their desire to remain virgins until they get married. They treat this plan for making the most out of sex and marriage as the most ridiculous, antiquated strategy imaginable.The idea they offer as a better alternative? Play around, test the waters, and figure out what works and what doesn’t before getting “hitched.” Take your time and … [Read more...]

Weinstein’s Not So Civil Rights Movement

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Mikey Weinstein, the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), and blogger for Huffington Post, recently told Fox News, “Someone needs to be punished for this...Until the Air Force or Army or Navy or Marine Corps punishes a member of the military for unconstitutional religious proselytizing and oppression, we will never have the ability to stop this horrible, horrendous, dehumanizing behavior.” Who does Weinstein believe should be punished?Christians.What’s the “horr … [Read more...]

“Your Pension Is Bigger Than Mine”

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“I don't look at my pension...it's not as big as yours.” – President ObamaI enjoy debates, but that comment last night irks me on many levels. We are in big trouble as a nation when we attach significance, worth, and sense of superiority to being either rich or poor.The Prosperity Gospel (God wants you to give you more wealth than others have) is venom spit from the mouth of the snake. But so is Liberation Theology (God wants us to redistribute wealth so that everyone has an equal amoun … [Read more...]

Would You Rather Your Kids Be Smart OR Virtuous?

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I eat this stuff up. I get juiced when a major secular publication such as The Wall Street Journal leans toward an aspect of biblical truth.The issue? Character. And, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Tough, it turns out it really does count.For several generations now the focus of parenting in America has been on cognitive development. The idea has been that if our children can simply develop their powers of reason and intellect they will have the best chance of becoming i … [Read more...]

Put the Pliers Down!

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I live on the plains of the Midwest...in hard-working territory. I’m surrounded by determined men and women who can fix just about anything with just a few beads of sweat and a pair of pliers.During my junior year in college, I went to a friend’s house for Christmas break to hunt geese. Jack’s dad, Bob, was a rancher in western Nebraska. Bob was tougher than any bull on his land. When I shook his hand, his fingers were chapped, swollen, and leathery from forty years of tightening bolts on tra … [Read more...]

Dead As A Beaver Hat

When I was a kid, I didn’t just watch John Wayne movies—I entered into them. When The Duke mounted a horse, I could smell the saddle leather. When he walked into a bar, I caught the smells of booze and fear in the room. When he drew his gun, I’d duck. I used to lie on my stomach for hours, chin propped up in my hands, watching that gunslinger be his own man. Nobody bossed him around. Nobody stopped him from doing what was right. Nobody got between him and his conscience. … [Read more...]


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