December 15, 2018

If the greatest commandment filter serves as a guide to someone’s dating practice and philosophy, what would the second greatest commandment filter be?

First, recall what Jesus explained serves as the second greatest commandment. Mark 12:28– 31 states:

One of the scribes...

December 12, 2018

While the culture has its ups and downs and continues to change its fashions and values like the average person changes socks, some matters remain perennially pertinent. When we approach those in their teenage years, the subjects of romance, dating, and relationships r...

September 14, 2018

For many of us, visible tobacco use exists only in the past. In the greater Columbia, SC area, the local governments banned smoking inside workplaces, bars, and restaurants in 2009. Before legal bans, many places of business relegated smoking to the outdoor parts of th...

August 31, 2018

You’re reading this on a screen. I wrote this blog on a screen. The screens in our lives are the biggest things hurting our spiritual growth. 

In a world with a noticeable population of big, bad wolves, one exercises wisdom in looking out for them. Drugs, violence, porn...

June 1, 2018

I do not listen to Christian radio. For the most part, I do not listen to radio at all. However, every now and again, when scanning, I land on a Christian radio station. Often I hear the claim of being “safe for the whole family.” As a dad of four young children, I app...

March 16, 2018

Chances are you found this post through a link on a social media site or app. You found this post through a medium you could not conceive of fifteen years ago. The whole phenomenon has made connections, created new types of jobs, and sped up the transfer of information...

January 26, 2018

If you haven’t noticed, our public sexual ethic stands at a place of severe brokenness. 

I do not think the brokenness has anything like a newness about it, but there does seem to be a brazenness about our current climate, a brazenness non-existent before the advent of...

January 3, 2018

This subject is going to come up on this blog periodically. There are reasons for that, several of which I will now share.

This blog is new. It’s still double-checking names and introducing itself to the other blogs at the office. It uses the GPS to get around town beca...

November 27, 2017

In Exodus 10, Moses records that God gave him a purpose for his recurring face-to-face meetings with Pharaoh: that you may know that I am the LORD (v. 2). If one reads while on autopilot at this point, a major idea will fly right by, missed and unappreciated.

Often, whe...

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