And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? Matthew 5:47 Just sayin’, as an introvert this verse pretty well stinks. I mean, really. If there’s anything we’re bad at, it’s greeting people. And if there’s anyone we’re uncomfortable greeting, it’s people … Continue reading "Greet 'em All: The Introvert's Worst Bible Verse"
Sophie and Lacy Meet Sophie. She’s wearing a floor-length dress to school every day. Her bathing suit of choice is a burkini. She never goes out with her friends, but instead stays home to sew, clean, cook, and tend to her father and brothers. She also doesn’t date; she is arranged to marry a hardworking lumberjack … Continue reading "Trying to Figure Out Modesty"
If you read my previous controversial post on certainty and salvation, you now need to read Clark’s post on his own blog which responds with an opposing argument. Here’s the link explaining why you can be certain of your salvation: Re: Certainty of Salvation: the Rationalist Perspective | Investigationes pro Divinum Verum If you need … Continue reading "Clark Is Certain He is Going to Heaven"
Yes, my title is unnecessarily controversial (and overstated), but that means more people will read what I think is a somewhat important issue. So let’s get onto the meat of things. “It’s a Not-Sin” “It’s not necessarily a sin to drink, but it’s really unwise and dangerous and nobody should actually do it.” You probably haven’t … Continue reading "Christians Shouldn't Oppose Drinking Alcohol"
Something that sometimes confuses people is what role tradition should play in our faith. Michael Patton has done an excellent job in this blog post of explaining the different views. I hold to sola Scriptura, but sometimes lean towards regula fidei.
The Alternative to Waiting Link and Zelda were so very in love. They spent pretty much all their time together, and their friends would give them the “blech” face for cuteness basically 24/7. Of course, having grown up in church and being committed to the Christian life, they had no intention of compromising their purity. But … Continue reading "When True Love Doesn't Need to Wait"
[Note from Caleb: By coincidence, Clark and I both decided to write on this topic recently. So keep an eye out for my post later, and enjoy Clark’s case for celibacy now.] This is a topic which has interested me for a while. I find that, more often than not, celibacy is something of a … Continue reading "The Case for Celibacy – Part 1"
“Are you 100% certain that if you were to die today you would go to heaven?” I cannot tell you how many times I have heard that line. I’ve heard it in sermons, witnessing studies, Ray Comfort videos, and real life situations. Only one problem. This is just a bad way to share the Gospel. … Continue reading "I'm Not 100% Certain I'm Going to Heaven (And That's Okay)"
This is part 2 of Clark’s series on anarchism. For the first part, head this way. Eventually anarchism must encounter the challenge of parenting. How does one be an anarchist while simultaneously exerting control over a child? The confusion here is really due to misconceptions. Primarily, anarchism is concerned with exerting the right kind of … Continue reading "The Anarchist Parent (Questions on Anarchism – Part 2)"