You know what… it’s OK to love the church. (VIDEO)

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The church has come under fire these days, drawing harsh words from critics and bloggers every time a celebrity pastor fails. On one hand, I understand these critics... there are problems in the church, and there's no mystery as to why - the church is filled with people who hurt others. We call these people "sinners," and each local church is full of them. So, on one hand, I understand the frustration.Yet, the church is the place that God, in His goodness, gave us in order that we could live … [Read more...]

Think being alone is tough? Try being a friend.

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  “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, ESV)” We just opened signups for the 2015 90-Day Challenge. The process of putting this community together has caused me to think deeply about friendship. Friendship is an endangered species these days. Men are in constant competition with other men, needing to earn mor … [Read more...]

Do men want isolation? At least one does…

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Deep in the Amazon jungle lives an isolated man, the lone survivor of a remote tribe. He subsists on wild hogs, spider monkeys, and various plants. Nobody knows the name of his tribe or what language he speaks. What Brazilian officials do know, however, is that he is completely alone. He is the last of his people, and for the past fifteen years, at least, he has been considered by most to be the most isolated man in the world. After about ten years of failed attempts, Brazil’s government field a … [Read more...]

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

 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 … [Read more...]

“Your Pension Is Bigger Than Mine”

 “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 equ … [Read more...]


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