A Dallas-area pastor, Joe Barron, was arrested in an Internet sex sting this past weekend. Undercover officers posing as a 13 year-old girl had been communicating online with Barron for about two weeks. Their conversations had been sexual in nature. Barron suggested meeting the girl in person. He then drove nearly 200 miles on May 15 to meet her in Bryan, Texas. When he was arrested police found a web-cam and condoms in his car. He has been charged with online solicitation of a minor.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” comes out this weekend in theaters. It’s been nearly 60 years since the CS Lewis classic was published. I thought it might be fitting, before I go see the film, to reflect on one of the rich ideas found in the tale of Caspian: the theme of faith. Faith, to some, may seem like a drab topic, but I think we’ll find that Lewis’ account of the topic is far richer than most of our theological definitions.
This post has been a long time in the making. When Breaking Free went live back in the beginning of January one of my first posts responded to one Christian’s negative opinion of accountability software. I didn’t realize then what I know now: there are more detractors in the Christian community than I first thought. In the last few months my dialog with others online has been quite valuable, especially as I read blog posts and comments about why some Christians refuse to use filtering software. Their reasons are, for the most part, entirely theological. I will do my best … Continue reading →
Finding reliable statistics about the production and consumption of pornography is difficult to do. A cursory glance around the World Wide Web yields different results. Just how many billions of dollars does the adult film industry make? To be sure, there are the “accepted” statistics that get passed around from Web page to Web page, but are they trustworthy?