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A non-Christian friend recently commented to me that he just couldn’t get past Christianity’s requirement to pick one person to have sex with for the rest of your
Sunday, March 5, 2023 by Phil
There’s something thrilling about making a public claim on my wife. It’s like sticking my own personal imperial flag in the ground and shouting, “I claim
Thursday, November 10, 2022 by Phil
For years, I was taught offending other people is sinful, citing verses like Romans 14:21 and 2 Corinthians 6:3. I learned Christians are supposed to be each others' morality police; if the herd says we should or shouldn't do something because they like it or don't, we should obey so we do not sin by offending their sensibilities.
Friday, September 23, 2022 by Phil
As a culture influenced by a narrow (and frankly misogynist) interpretation of Scripture’s mandates for modesty, we have really lost sight of what biblical modesty means.
Friday, September 2, 2022 by Phil
If you're going to give fitness a go this year, it's time to internalize some basic healthy truths.
Monday, August 15, 2022 by Phil
While the Bible doesn’t seem to address the topic of masturbation clearly, the very nature of masturbation makes it dangerous territory for a married Christian.
Friday, July 1, 2022 by Phil
I have long been frustrated by how marketers are able to foster a cruel, seemingly counterintuitive combination of vanity and self-loathing that sells products. I hate it
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by Phil
I recently wrote about my recognition that some boundaries aren’t as universally absolute as some Christians believe. Murder is wrong across the board, but can the same
Sunday, May 1, 2022 by Phil
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
Sunday, September 19, 2021 by Phil
Years ago, I was fiery evangelical. Today, I'm very much not. Did I backslide? Or did I mature? I've been wrestling with this question a lot lately.
Saturday, June 12, 2021 by Phil
Song of Songs 1:12 KJV: While the king sitteth at his table, / My spikenard sends forth the smell thereof. NIV: While the king was at his table, / My perfume spread its
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Phil
One of the most interesting facets of the Song of Songs runs deeper than its rampant sexuality, stretches further than its rich symbolism, and reaches higher than a man
Thursday, December 31, 2020 by Phil