Protecting our kids is a full-time job, and it includes making sure they are safe online. We’ve put together a short list of practical steps and suggestions for parents. The most important thing we can tell parents is: be informed. Learn about the online world. Take responsibility for your child’s protection from online dangers. A few practical steps will go a long way. Here are some helpful principles to keep in mind as a parent: Be informed. The most important thing you can do as a parent is become informed about the Internet and common ways that younger generations use it. … Continue reading →
Special thanks to Steve Siler of Music For the Soul and John Mandeville for giving us permission to post this track from their CD project: Somebody’s Daughter: Confronting the Lies of Pornography.
To be a Christian is to believe this: God has ratified a New Covenant through the death of Jesus on the cross. One of the great promises to us who believe is that we have a personal, spiritual union with the perfect Messiah Jesus, thus making us partakers of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4). Jesus’ union with the sinner brought the wrath of God upon Him, and our union with Him brings God’s favor, His smile, upon us. This concept of “Christ in us” is the great mystery that Paul preached with a power and passion that defied human … Continue reading →
– – – – The One Who Bears God’s Wrath Jesus died for our sins. As Christians we know this. We repeat this truth to each other each time we partake of our communion and Eucharist elements. We fix large crosses to our buildings to remind us of this central truth. But it’s in fixing our hearts and minds on this truth that sets the heart free. More happened on the cross than merely the physical pain and the utter social humiliation.
“Abide hard by the cross and search the mystery of His wounds.” (Charles Spurgeon) As someone with a past of pornography addiction, I know all too well that there are no quick fixes, no tricks, no easy solutions. Believe me, I’ve tried them. There were many times of spiritual desperation where my latest epiphany seemed like the missing link to my personal holiness. “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, go to … Continue reading →