Chick Fil A line, Corsets, and God’s Beauty.  Or  (God and Sex. Part I)

Chick Fil A line, Corsets, and God’s Beauty. Or (God and Sex. Part I)

It had been a long day as Deb and I were dropping off our girls for youth group. We try to grab date nights whenever we can.  When you’ve been married for just over 26 years even fast food has a romantic ring to it.  So with a coupon that Deb was graced with from one of her students, we headed to Chick Fil A with the anticipation of not having to clean a kitchen and enjoy some time without teen drama.  The problem was that the line was taking forever and the day was just getting longer.

I wanted to bolt, but Deb was much more patient.  To encourage me she suggested a bet; which is something she hardly ever does.  In her confidence, she offered a bet that if we were not through the line in 10 minutes she’d wear a corset that night.  

What? A preacher talking about the intimate details in marriage? Well why not?  Actually the Bible does speak about the subject in quite wonderful ways.  The unfortunate deal is that our present Western culture has allowed Hollywood to highjack the subject. Yes, God really did create sex and preachers really do engage in it.  So today and later in a second installment I’ll share 5 quick points on the subject that just might help us restore a truly Kingdom mind set about sex. (more…)

All of Jesus and the Truths that Test Part III The Act of Marriage.  (LGBT, Adam and Eve, and Six Challenges for Us All)

All of Jesus and the Truths that Test Part III The Act of Marriage. (LGBT, Adam and Eve, and Six Challenges for Us All)

Jesus never spoke on the issue of gay marriage.  That’s what my LGBT friends report.  If we’re looking for those specific words, then they are correct.  But on the other hand, there are other issues, such as embezzlement, of which Jesus never talked about either.  However we know His teaching on the specific because of what he said in the general about possessions.  “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God” and other references.  In like manner we can see that Jesus covered not only the idea of gay marriage, but all marital issues when He took the religious debaters of His day all the way back to Genesis.

God created mankind distinctly as male and female. The two being differently and completely complimentary to each other.  The essence of the act of marriage is the union of those two different beings into one.  (more…)