I had the opportunity and honor to teach my youth group last night. I have to say a big thanks to my youth pastor Nate Viar and Pastor Mark Jenkins of Mountain View Community Church for giving me the opportunity to do this. We’ve been teaching on the topic of GUARDRAILS in life, what … More GUARDRAILS IN RELATIONSHIPS: FLEE BABY FLEE.
I’m a firm believer that there are no “coincidences” in the kingdom of GOD. I came upon this article yesterday in my twitter feed, and just “coincidentally”, this will be my topic for the lesson I’m doing for my youth group Sunday night. HMMM…I’ll post my lesson Sunday, night, but this is a bit … More Does ‘Purity’ Still Matter?
This is a very interesting article. I have to admit, in the 90’s, I got fully behind the purity/true love waits movement, but I always felt there was something missing in what we were teaching. True love does wait, but it’s more then that. Love doesn’t wait just because we found verses in … More STUDENT MINISTRY AND THE PURITY CULTURE
When we talk about Purity in the Christian life, thoughts immediately turn to SEX!!! Yep, I said it. SEX!!! It’s a big deal to Christians, because, IDEALLY, sex is supposed to be reserved for marriage, and IDEALLY, it’s supposed to be between men and women. After all, GOD made Adam and Eve, … More Purity: What Jesus Said
So, I’ve been a huge slacker in my own personal blogging the past year. I don’t really have a good reason, except that I did get really busy towards the end of last year and then got really sick. As reaction to all the drama that happened that led me to leave my other … More Coming soon, Purity: A New Testament perspective
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. A lot has gone on, and I’ve gotten busy, and lazy, and all kinds of reason. Biggest one is that I’ve moved and don’t have internet access, so that’s a problem. This will go along with my study on Purity that I mean to get … More What is Sex
It would be easy to spend at least the next month or more on the Old Testament perspective of Purity, but I’m going to finish this perspective off with a look at what David and Solomon write about purity in Psalms and Proverbs. As I said,I could take a month or more to talk about … More Purity: An OT perspective Part 3
It’s been two weeks since I last posted, man, I’ve been slacking. Not really though, life has all of a sudden gotten really busy for me. I’ve gone from having too much time on my hands to practically having no time. I’ve started my EMT-Basic class finally, and that meets on Monday and … More PURITY: An OT Perspective pt 2, and some personal stuff
You’re probably looking at the title and saying to yourself: “OT perspective?” It doesn’t stand for “Old Timers” . I’m going for the edgy and hip and to grab attention. Is it working? Probably not. Oh, well. Let me explain: It’s an Old Testament perspective. For me, I feel if I’m going to study what Purity … More Purity: An OT perspective
I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking of how this study will work itself out. Since it’s a broad topic and encompasses so much besides just sexual purity, I think we need to look at it in its full context and that’s by starting with a general understanding of what purity means. I … More Purity: A Preview