Dependent On Porn, Can’t Climax Without It

Part of the problem with porn is that not only is it addicting, many people find they can’t climax without it. You become so dependent on it that your body doesn’t realize when is the appropriate time to climax.

A Pastor's Commentary On A&E's Suspension: Has Phil Robertson Of Duck Dynasty Crossed the Line?

So, has Phil Robertson finally crossed the line? I got to be honest, I reacted with a bit of a cringe on reading the article in GQ, thinking to myself something like, "Really Phil, did you have to go there and say that? Couldn't you have made your point a little more diplomatically?" However, as a Bible believing Christian, it's impossible to refute the substance of his critique of homosexuality. As I have stated before, Bible believing Christians are constrained to condemn homosexual behavio

Grant's Story: From Porn Addiction to Church Pastor

In October 2005, the church I was attending held a Porn Sunday event through XXXChurch. I sat there in complete denial, walled in by secrecy and shame. After the service, my wife looked at me and asked, “Have you ever struggled with that kind of stuff?”

21 Things You Should Know About Harold Camping, No-Hell Believer

1. Harold Camping is not a trained Bible scholar; 2. But Harold Camping does describe himself as a Bible scholar; 3. Harold Camping doesn't have much patience for theologians or trained Bible scholars; 4. Harold Camping doesn't describe himself as a pastor, either; 5. Harold Camping likes math; 6. The May 21 events will kick off with a worldwide earthquake which starts at 6 pm at the International Date Line and rolls through every single time zone on the planet, every hour on the hour at 6 pm; 7

How Watching Porn Can Cause Sex Trafficking

The buzz is sex trafficking. And really, it should be. The amount of children who are trafficked in our world is sickening. Most people have chosen to keep a blind eye to the issue because they don't understand just how close to home it really is.

Why 'The Hobbit' is so Popular? The Allure of Middle-Earth

More than seventy-five years after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, the glory and majesty of Middle-earth continues to draw millions of readers, and more recently, moviegoers. This week, theaters prepare for Friday's opening of the acclaimed new movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug...

Rev. Mark H. Creech: When Pastors Struggle With Mental Illness And Suicidal Thoughts

Lastly, let me just say that I recovered from "depression" and my life is much better now for that painful experience... I couldn't say this while I was going through it, but I can today. If you are a pastor, hurting in what seems to be an impossibly painful situation. If you are lost and confused and there seems to be no way out. I want to assure you that tomorrow, another day, things can look very different. Life can be bright again. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Stop

Rev. John Bailey: Immigration Reform Could Best Begin With Loving, Listening Conversations

A willingness to listen with respect and courtesy to others, especially those with a differing point of view, seems to be missing in our leaders and society. We can change this trend. My hope is that we will put in practice Jesus’ words: to love our neighbor as ourselves. We can start with the simple, yet profound act of listening and thus embody the greatest gift, Love.

Reflection On Immigration Reform Movement: Notes from the Fast for Families Tent

Though the Fast for Families tent sits in the shadow of the Capitol on the National Mall, entering it is a decidedly non-Washington experience. The tent doesn't have the pristine floors of Capitol Hill or the meticulous displays of the Smithsonian. ...But just as advocates fought and dismantled segregation and "separate but equal," the fierce determination of the fasters on the mall tells me that the injustices facing immigrants today will also be overcome, and that it is only a matter of time b

The Scandal of the Semi-Churched

This is one of those posts I've wanted to write for a while, but I wasn't sure how to say what I think needs to be said. The danger of legalism and false guilt is very real. But so is the danger of disobedience and self-deception...

Why You Should Be a Presbyterian

If evangelicals didn't care about ecclesiology, then how did we end up with so many denominations that differ on the use of authority and polity? It's true that evangelicals have largely relegated ecclesiology to a second-tier issue...

Why You Should Be a Congregationalist

If evangelicals didn't care about ecclesiology, then how did we end up with so many denominations that differ on the use of authority and polity? It's true that evangelicals have largely relegated ecclesiology to a second-tier issue...

Movie Review: The Book Thief

Death narrates the tale of The Book Thief. Hearing death (Roger Allam) describe the mortality of human life and yet the haunting dignity in which humans live this life adds a fascinating level of transcendence...

Movie Review: Frozen

The theater filled quickly with wiggly, chatty kids waiting to see Disney's highly-marketed movie,Frozen. The crowd's bustling energy and anticipation was well rewarded. Much to my delight, the story avoided agenda-driven plots...

Does My Porn Addiction Enslave Little Girls Like My Daughters?

I never wanted to think about this question. Every woman is someone’s little girl whether he was a good and loving father or not. Certainly, every woman is God’s precious daughter. I wanted to believe that the women I was watching and lusting over were happy to be doing what they were doing. They certainly looked happy.

9 Things You Should Know About 'The Hobbit'

Tomorrow, the second part of the epic films series based on The Hobbit will be released in theaters. Here are nine things you should know about the original book and its author, J.R.R. Tolkien...