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 Truths that Test.  Part I. Noah, the Ark, and Coming Judgment.

All of Jesus and Truths that Test. Part I. Noah, the Ark, and Coming Judgment.

 

Everybody has an opinion.  But how do we prove our point?  When it comes to Jesus, people usually bring Him into a discussion when they believe He can lend added weight to their argument. Socially and politically speaking, conservatives will bring Jesus up regarding a pro-life position and liberals will enter the Jesus card to support their call to feed the poor and take care of the down and out. Good Samaritan type talk.  But what about the passages where Jesus doesn’t always say what we want Him to say?  Do we really believe Jesus when He talks about issues that we’re not quite sure about or maybe even just don’t agree with?

What about the times where Jesus spoke in reference to Old Testament accounts as if they were really true?  Stories like Jonah and the big fish that are often placed alongside cute little kid myths of the tooth fairy and Santa Claus. (more…)