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...a minute. I’m puzzled. I’ve looked over the text twice to try to find a specific reference. It’s not there. Yes, indeed; one essential part of the platform is missing, namely the intention to cast a gay rainbow across the face of the planet. That’s right – the onward march of homosexuality is another Zionist plot, aided by the governments of Britain and the United States.
We should all be grateful to Mashregh News, an Iranian state-controlled paper (is there such a thing as a non-state paper in Iran?), closely associated with radical Islamists in the city of Qom, for... (more)
Chicken sandwich wrappers headed to the landfill in record numbers. Digestive juices didtheir duty. Thousands upon thousands of waffle fries worked their way into the calorie count.
And now we're hungry again.
Thousands of men and women who struggle with sexual identity, poised between the pain of the pull, paused to watch the lines grow and the commentators commentate and the pundits pundit and beneath the wash of explanations and declarations, they pondered the rationales and motivations and tried to uncover what it all means for the gnawing inside them of a pain that feels... (more)
... others we dash into with our arms open wide, laughing joyfully.The "controversy" surrounding ex-gay ministries in recent months distresses me because it calls into question the definition of "change" as it relates to a person -- man or woman -- who desires, based on Christian faith, to leave homosexuality behind; to change. Yes, there are other major arguments being played out upon the increasingly-paying-attention-and-pouncing-on-every-word world stage, including whether a non-repentant homosexual who claims to be a Christian actually is now or ever was or once was and now isn't or... (more)
...which will not have to confront confusion and seek answers to the questions that should plague them. It is a perversion of "all is well" to "all is right." It won't stop there, of course, because all is never right as a new right emerges, a new wrong converges. Even now, when we say that homosexuality is wrong because the Bible tells us so, we are "wrong" because we are hateful. If we speak truth out of love, we are branded loose cannons and dangerous backwards-thinking irrelevants. We're told to get with the plan at the expense of what we know is God's plan.
Christians are not... (more)
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-21
While I don’t comprehend fully why some things happen, and some don’t, I do believe God is always with me, even in those moments when the grey claims the day, and the bleak overwhelms the week, just as much as on the days where... (more)
What do the gay people in your church look like? Do you spot them by their flamboyant clothing . . . their mannerisms . . . their declarations?
When a brother or sister in your church came to you to ask you for your help and support in their personal struggle against homosexuality . . . what did you do to walk with them? How did you respond the last time this happened to you?
“Oh . . . we don’t have that problem in our church,” you say?
If you are a typical church, you do.
Statistics show that one out of every five church members has a family member or close friend... (more)
...we retreat. We ask; we close our hearts. We cry out; we pull the pillows round our heads. We want this; we demand that. We silently surrender; we rage in full rebellion. We know the truth that sets us free; we're free to set the truth we want to see.
When it comes to the issues of homosexuality and broken sexuality in general, we've learned more; we've shared more; we've been told more and we've argued more and evermore, but we're no more closer to standing on a victory peak and pounding on our chests proclaiming victory in a mighty roar of freedom than we were when we first... (more)
God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
-- Numbers 23:19
Rinse and repeat?
For too many people, life has become an extended game of playground freeze tag. There they stand, scattered around like trees in winter, fixed and flash-frozen either as they have been proclaimed to be by someone more righteous, or as they in their brokenness project themselves to be,... (more)
...disappointing to my children, deceptive to my friends and brothers and sisters, unrepresentative of my faith, distrusting of Christ's strength in me, deafened to the Holy Spirit, going my own way, seemingly hopelessly tied to a pursuit of satisfaction through same-sex sexual activity. Homosexuality was an unwelcome, controlling and consuming part of my life -- though craftily hidden -- despite the fact that I had a wonderful wife, five beautiful children, a great career and was involved -- with as much sincerity as can be mustered with the presence of an invading dark side -- in... (more)
“Where is God? ...Go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double-bolting on the inside. After that, silence.”– C.S. Lewis, after the death of his wife.
God is omni-present; but it seems every now and then He is omni-absent. The sign on the door says "Gone Fishing," the lights are out, the doorbell dings in an empty room, the No Vacancy sign is on . . . drive on down the road . . . alone. Yes, I know that is not true; He never leaves me; He never leaves you. He’s right there.... (more)
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