As I’ve slowly and methodically unpacked my addiction over the past 15 months I’ve truly come to learn a lot about myself, much more than I ever really cared about in the past. I’m sure that stems from the fact I really didn’t care so long as I got my way. It’s interesting to me how I absolutely flat out refused to accept that my marriage, even though it was founded on lies and deceit, could actually be in jeopardy and ever end, until I came home one day and learned that the end found me. I hate to start … Continue reading →
Covenant Eyes Radio – Episode 55 Covenant Eyes exists to help people have open and honest accountability conversations about Internet use. This not only means developing good accountability software, but helping people to go deep in their friendships with one another. We recently contacted Christian psychologist Dr. Larry Crabb to ask him about ways in which we can foster deeper accountability relationships. Using material from his book, SoulTalk, Dr. Crabb talks with us about how we can have the kind of Christian friendships that spur us on to be more like Christ. Dr. Crabb has been talking with us about … Continue reading →
Over a year ago the Witherspoon Institute published paper drafts about the social cost of pornography in our culture. Recently they have released video presentations from these scholars on their new website: SocialCostsOfPornography.org. You can now order the 6-hour DVD and the book of these publications. These presentations talk about the negative effects of pornography on our society from a variety of perspectives: philosophy, economics, law, comparative religion, and psychology.
Is the Internet diminishing or enhancing community? Does the Word Wide Web help us feel more connected or less? Is distance education through Internet media making knowledge more available, or is it robbing people of face-to-face learning experiences? Are online communities real communities? These are the sort of questions raised by Hubert Dreyfus’ On the Internet. If one ever wondered what influential philosophers like Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, or Martin Heidegger would have thought about the World Wide Web, On the Internet is the first, and perhaps best, place to look. Dreyfus is a leading existential philosopher who offers a … Continue reading →
“You have been given the choice between war and dishonor. You have chosen dishonor, and you will have war!” -Winston Churchill to the English Parliament, 1938 After the English Parliament’s 1938 appeasement in Czechoslovakia, Churchill saw the danger of choosing peace, when honor and common sense called for battle. History, of course, would confirm his point: Refusing to fight an honorable battle may afford a temporary peace, but in the long run, it’s a peace too costly. Delaying a necessary battle may well result in devastating, full scale war. Every man who’s gotten involved in sexual sin makes a decision … Continue reading →