Deal with the Sin, but First Remove the Shame

I had someone ask me how we could drive home the fact that using porn is sinful without shaming the individual. Is there a way, even in the midst of habitual sinful behavior that goes directly against what God commands, in which we can show love, respect, and compassion for the person and remain strong in our stance for righteousness […]

Jail Break!

Paul and Silas – this is such a familiar story, but just let me make a point.  They were in the deepest part of the jail, in maximum security, shackled hand and foot, after having been severely beaten. I am sure it was damp and there were rats and other vermin, the food was moldy, and […]

Grow Up!

My wife said something to me yesterday. “Thank you for growing up, and becoming a man.”  …well, it was something to that effect.  On first glance that might seem like an insult and, in a certain context and depending how it’s said, it could be. But this wasn’t. It was sincere and appreciative for the steps […]

Steppin’ On Toes

Jeremiah; the young prophet who, in his reluctance to be a mouthpiece for God, made excuses for being able to follow His leading.  It was a difficult word that was given him to preach to the children of Israel. Their rebellion and outright idolatry was to be punished, and Jeremiah was to be the herald of this coming doom.  Each reason he gave for […]