Okay, I couldn’t pass this one up. If you appreciate theological humor and satire, take a quick look at “Pastor Caught in Reformed Website Scandal” at Tominthebox News Network. It’s a humorous account of a church catching one of their pastors looking at sites they deem inappropriate. . . . No, not porn sites. (I’ll leave it up to the reader to click the link.) As a Covenant Eyes employee and a member of a Reformed church I found this quite funny.
June is Internet Safety Month. The US Senate has set June aside as Internet Safety Month for the past several years because of the growing awareness of online dangers. The best tool we have to prevent these dangers from influencing our children is good education. Here’s a Top 10 list of some past blog posts I’ve written and other helpful links about Internet safety issues. A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety for Children – This is a quick checklist of measures a parent or guardian can do to make Internet viewing a safer experience for children. Growing Up Online – … Continue reading →
This is a guest post by Anne Jackson. Anne currently serves on staff at LifeChurch.tv in Edmond, Oklahoma, and is the author of Mad Church Disease, a book about the burnout epidemic in the church. Anne has written several articles for Relevant Magazine and is a Compassion Blogger, using her influence in the blogosphere to to transform the lives of children in poverty worldwide. You can find out more about Anne at her widely read blog, FlowerDust.net. In a prior post, “Not Just a Man’s Problem,” we opened the can of worms of female porn addiction. Anne Jackson has graciously … Continue reading →
In my last post I gave a description of “repentance.” In summary, when we look at 2 Corinthians 7:10-11, we can see the heartbeat of real repentance. Real repentance flows from a deeply felt grief that we’ve broken the heart of God, that we have offended Him. Real repentance produces: an earnestness and diligence to move away from sin, an eagerness to make amends and get to the root of the problem, an indignation and hatred of the sin, a fear and awe of the Lord that shakes us at our very core, a longing and a thirst for God, … Continue reading →
I know all too well that there are no quick fixes: no easy tricks or easy solutions to porn addiction. Believe me, I’ve tried them. There were many times of desperation where my latest epiphany seemed like the missing link to my personal recovery. “This is it!” I thought. “This is the key to beating this addiction.” I’m not much for self-help psychology, but I was the first guy in line to buy the newest book about sexual healing to go to the addictions conferences, to tap into the power of prayerful meditation. I don’t for a moment belittle these … Continue reading →