One of the best metaphors in the Bible, I think, is the metaphor that Christ and the church are married like a husband and a wife, respectively. It's found in Ephesians 5:22-25 and 32. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Marriage…But The Bride Cheats
The one thing that I am super passionate about in life is Jesus Christ. Below that, and right below that, is seeing young men, men in general actually, become on fire for Christ and treat women with respect, bring home the bacon and work their tails off to provide for their families and glorify God. … Continue reading The Perversion of Manhood, Part 1
Christian musician Derek Webb got in a bit of hot water in the Christian music community in 2003 when he released his album She Must and Shall Go Free. The song “Wedding Dress” included the uses of the word “whore” and “bastard” in these contexts: “I am a whore, I do confess, but I put … Continue reading I Am a Whore, I Do Confess
Part of being a Christian is dying to yourself. Such a common phrase for sure. Romans 6:8 says, "Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him." We are supposed to die to our selfish desires and follow Christ solely. Sidewalk Prophets' song "You Can Have Me" has … Continue reading When Did Love Become Unmoving? When Did Love Become Unconsuming?
But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you … Continue reading A Better Possession and an Abiding One