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Rembrandt's A Woman Bathing

Misogyny and Malarkey – Introduction

Millennia of being treated as second-class citizens (often legally designated as such), being forbidden certain rights and privileges afforded to men, and generally being taught that God has made them inferior to men... that's rough. [...]

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Truth in Love at a Candlelight Service

Like so many believers around the world, we have an annual Christmas tradition of attending a candlelight service. You know the scene: singing lots of Christmas music, [...]

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Healthy Truth #5 – Lifestyle

Truth #5 – My lifestyle will result in health or unhealth. Paul instructed the church in Rome about the lifestyle they should lead in Romans 12:1a (NIV): Offer your bodies [...]

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1 Corinthians 6:9 – Effeminate (malakos)

The word malakos in 1 Corinthians 6:9 is one of the more difficult to translate on the list. The NASB and KJV use “effeminate” while the NIV offers “male [...]

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Bowels – Song of Songs 5:4

Song of Songs 5:4b KJV: And my bowels were moved for him. NIV: my heart began to pound for him. NASB: And my feelings were aroused for him. Judging from the KJV, you get the [...]

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Mare – Song of Songs 1:9

Song of Songs 1:9 KJV: I have compared thee, O my love, / To a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots. NIV: I liken you, my darling, to a mare / among Pharaoh’s [...]

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Mandatory Homeschooling

In cases like ours where our kids attend public school, there is one class offered at their school that we'd better make sure we teach at home first: sex ed. [...]

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On the Boundaries of Sin

The nonbeliever often perceives Christianity as being a set of arbitrary rules and regulations to follow in order to meet some equally arbitrary goal that permits some reward called "heaven" after one's death. The mature believer, apart from knowing no obedience to a set of rules (arbitrary or not) is sufficient for heavenly rewards, recognizes the Law of God to be not arbitrary at all. Rather, His rules are for our best interests. [...]

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Is Porn Sinful?

As I’ve indicated on many subjects, I’m fairly liberal in my stance on sex in marriage. There are some immovable lines that cannot be crossed such as adultery, [...]

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On Christian Modesty in Dress

Are Christians supposed to dress modestly? And what does that even mean? Can my wife wear a plunging neckline or a miniskirt for me to enjoy on a date night? What is [...]

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Building a Nation of Compromise

Building a Nation of Compromise

I’m talking about politics as much as religion in this series. At least on the surface. Feel free to move along to something more innocuous (like dwarf bunnies) if you [...]

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One Date Changes Everything – Introduction

This isn’t really a story of mindless romance. It’s certainly not a sexual romp. And by no means is it some saccharine utopian nonsense. This is a personal story. [...]

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One Date Changed Everything – Crunchies

As I rubbed, her feet soaked in the oil thirstily. Almond oil makes a great base, but when using it for massage oil, be prepared to continually pour more on. Even [...]

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The Bible on Cursing

Well, finding broad commands to not curse was surprisingly more difficult than finding the same for not swearing. Whereas swearing was forbidden directly and clearly, cursing seemed to be handled more circumspectly. [...]

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Your Plants – Song of Songs 4:13

Song of Songs 4:13a KJV: Thy plants are an orchard NIV: Your plants are an orchard NASB: Your shoots are an orchard At a glance, by itself, this verse and the following one [...]

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Healthy Truth #9 – Investment Strategies

Truth #9 – Fitness is a long-term investment. In Habakkuk 3:19a-c (NIV), the prophet said: The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes me feel like the feet of a deer, he [...]

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When a Cheesy Romance Novel Changed My Life

This is a little ridiculous, but I had a life-changing experience while reading a silly supernatural romance novel. Yes, I read that stuff sometimes. And I’m an adult [...]

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