Saturday, November 16, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Mt 5:5 AV)Christian men are taught not only to be meek, but that it is a sin to act otherwise. The problem is the modern definition of meek. Look up meek in a recent dictionary, and this is what you find:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
There is tremendous pressure on Christian males to marry. Some suggest Christian men have an obligation to marry, and that those who don't are falling short of God's plan. Widespread in Christian culture is a feeling that there is something wrong with a man that doesn't marry, as is evidenced by this quote from a book endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention leadership:
Monday, September 2, 2013
I am not opposed to marriage, but I can see that the institution of marriage is in dire trouble. When something that starts with a promise of “till death do us part” ends in divorce over 50% of the time, it's broken. One of the reasons is the feminist meme that goes something like this:
Saturday, August 31, 2013
A grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome.In the film Ben-Hur, Pontius Pilate gives this advice to an angry Judah Ben-Hur who, after climbing from slavery to the top of the Roman social order, has decided to turn his back on everything that is Rome. He returns a signet ring to Pilate (signifying his giving up his Roman citizenship), and declares his disgust for Rome and anything associated with it. It's a powerful scene. Pilate comes across as little more than an amoral pragmatist; Judah Ben-Hur seems courageous and principled.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Does it even matter if the bride of Christ teaching is correct?
Nobody is going to Hell because of their beliefs one way or the other on this, nor is anyone going to be saved. What ultimately matters is your belief in Jesus Christ, not your belief about his bride. So, from the perspective of our salvation, no it doesn't matter.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The phrase "bride of Christ" doesn't appear in the Bible. What does appear in the Bible is the phrase "the Lamb's bride," and it appears in only one book: Revelation. Everyone agrees that this bride is what is commonly called the bride of Christ. Here is everything the book of Revelation has to say about the bride:
Monday, August 5, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Secular Visions of Masculinity
Rich, powerful, and in control of every situation. Women love him, and men want to be him. Rich entrepreneurs, rock stars, rappers, powerful politicians, and fictional characters like James Bond would be the stereotypical model for this type of masculinity. The beer commercial featuring “the most interesting man in the world” is a parody this type of masculinity (although I wonder how many people actually realized it’s a parody).
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Last year, in the middle of an argument, my wife blurted "why can't you be more of a man?" She retracted it immediately, but the damage was done. We've never been a couple for name calling, and my wife has never said anything to me simply to be cruel or vindictive. This was an unvarnished truth; an opinion my wife was thinking that slipped out of her mouth before she could catch it. I wasn't sure what my wife's definition of a man was (she refused to give me any details other than "I shouldn't have said that"). Whatever the definition, I fell short.