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
I had the honor of speaking to my youth group on Sunday night. My topic was “Are you too busy” with Psalm 90 as my Sermon Reference. I think it went well. Here’s the lesson, small group questions are at the bottom.
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
I was preparing to continue my study on Purity on Biblegateway.com when I was waylaid by their verse of the day. It was Isaiah 1: 16-17, which says: Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take … More ‘Murica
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