You Are Not Your Sexuality. “Jesus teaches us, and in His life He shows us, that sex and romantic fulfillment is not the key to making ourselves complete. Jesus was, after all, the most fully human and complete person who ever lived, and yet was celibate.”
The Trinity Debate. Cripplegate has offered a really helpful chronological summary of the current Trinitarian debate happening on Interwebs. Check out part one and part two. Also, check this out for a simplified breakdown of the issues being talked about.
Seven Biblical Truths That Can Bring Us Great Happiness. Keep these tucked away.
Four Ways to Kill Church Leaders. Some solid gold leadership stuff. I found this particularly helpful and challenging for me as a youth pastor with lots of leaders under my care.
I’m a Single-Issue Voter Multiple Issues & So Are You. “Single-issue voting is not the idea that being right on any single issue qualifies a candidate for office. Single-issue voting is the idea that being wrong on a single issue may disqualify a candidate from office. In this latter sense, every voter is potentially a single-issue voter. Unless you have no moral or political principles at all, then you must be a single-issue voter in this sense. The question is simply what single issue rises to that level of importance to you.”
If We Love God Most, We Love Others Best. “When we (or anything else, if that’s possible) become our supreme love instead of God, love becomes distorted and diseased. Love ends up devolving into whatever we wish for it to mean. ”
8 Passages Every Christian Should Memorize. “Many believers don’t know where to start when they are memorizing the Bible, so here are eight passages that are central to understanding the message of the Bible and the basics of the Christian life. While there are many more Bible verses to memorize, these eight provide a great starting point.”
What is a Baptist? A great little description of my people.
Is Your Worship Upside Down? “Our church worship gatherings ought to be welcoming and comprehensible to unbelievers who are present, but many churches actually structure the entire worship service around them. There is no real biblical precedent for this, and furthermore, it’s not the most effective way for your church to reach lost people, anyway.”
Commitment Killed Part of Me. “As my feelings settled to the bottom of Lake Michigan, I now realize I was actually dying. Do you see? Commitment feels like death because it is death. In order to make a commitment we always lose something. We lose self as we have known it. When two people become one, it only happens through death. We must die to ourselves because we are being fashioned for and to and with each other. We are becoming new, together.”
Awkward High 5’s. This will make you feel good.