Today is the first day I’ve woken up remotely close to on time since we changed the clocks for that obnoxious Daylight Savings Time, despite the fact that I got about five hours of sleep last night. I wasn’t up late being irresponsible, and I didn’t wake up earlier to be responsible either. It’s because of the Gosnell Murders. If you haven’t heard of this, it may sound like a new crime book, an episode of Law and Order, or perhaps even a strangely named Doctor Who made for TV movie. I wish. I’ve written about the 336 Million abortions in China. Never did I think I would write about this here.
So, I have this friend who has recently lost a lot of weight. When I commented on how good she looks now, she said she didn’t see it. Being the loving, encouraging friend that I am, I told her to go look in the mirror. Then she said that her whole life her mom told her that “there’s always something to make better.” Now, I don’t think that her mom was being cruel or malicious in any way. I think that, as a cosmetologist, she just had a hard time leaving work at work. She gets paid to help people look their best, and it’s hard to shut that off when you go home. I mean, it’s hard for all of us to leave work at work. I spent most of my life doing technical support where I pointed out problems and offered solutions. That’s great at work, but sometimes it can be very annoying around my friends and family. However, I think this illustrates a concept that has been so driven into our culture that we barely even notice what it does to us anymore.
Posted in Theology
Tagged Affects of Porn, Christian, Christianity, Christians, Feminism, Freedom, Gender Roles, Gospel, Grace, Healing, Jesus, porn
One of the things I love about being part of The Village Church is it seems that I am constantly surrounded by brilliant, compassionate, Christ-exalting people. Whether that be people I see at church, friends who go to a different campus but still challenge and encourage me over Facebook, Twitter, Email, and blogs. One of my friends, Rebekah, wrote a very brilliant, very honest post that I wanted to share here.
Recently I’ve been given the opportunity to walk through a season of repentance and reconciliation through my church’s STEPS ministry. I don’t know what all this will entail, but I know it involves doing an inventory on the past…and that terrifies me. As I was thinking about it, against my will, on the way to work this morning, this story came to mind. I don’t consider myself that great of a writer when it comes to telling stories, but this is one I felt I had to share. It isn’t Wednesday, but this is definitely life: unmasked.
I have wanted to write a blog, or series, addressing this topic for some time, but have felt that I would do both the topic and the Biblical truth an injustice by not considering the many angles one needs to address when writing about such an important and controversial topic.
Fortunately, Geoff Ashley, the Discipleship Resource Pastor for The Village wrote an excellent series on this topic:
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Tagged Christ, Christian, Christianity, Election, Free Will, Freedom, Freedom of Choice, God, Gospel, Predestination, Regenerate, Regeneration, True Freedom, Unregenerate