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Sex, Sin and Suffering

This truly is a sexual revolution. But in the fight for freedom and egalitarianism, we all lose. We devalue sex. Devalue marriage. Devalue your body. Devalue authority. Devalue life. Sex is about pleasure not about commitment. Marriage is about feelings not about covenant. Your body is only as good as others perceive it. Authority structures exist to be broken. Abortion is about choic...
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The Paradox of Self-Control

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. - Proverbs 25:28 Let's talk about being self-controlled. If you're a Christian, you know it's important, cause the bible talks about it quite a lot (1 Cor 10:13; Gal 5:22-23; 2 Pet 1:5-7; 1 Cor 9:24-27; 2 Tim 1:7; Prov 16:32; 1 Pet 4:7; Tit 2:12...) Sometimes self-control comes pretty easily, such as saying no t...
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The Dream Wedding

Her big day had finally come, the day she had been planning since she was five - a ceremony twenty-five years in the making. As the last guests arrived and the bridal party lined up, she sat out of sight by herself in a side room, waiting for the big reveal. She stared at the old wooden door separating her from all her friends and family. The minutes crawled along like hours. A tear fell ou...
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Hell and the Wrath of God

Jonathan Edwards was an 18th century preacher, philosopher and theologian. He is widely regarded as "one of America's most important and original philosophical theologians"1. A sermon by Edwards that has caught the attention of many is titled "sinners in the hand of an angry God", and can be read here. In a great little book called 'The Holiness of God', R.C. Sproul summarises the main appl...
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Questions to ask before going to a party

Let me tell you the story of how I got kicked out of a club. It's around 10:30 pm as we head to the Cargo Bar for a friend's 20th birthday party. Since I was driving, I was not planning to drink and since I am an unfit nerd, I was not planning to dance. Being super crowded as clubs are, the loud music kills my ears. Random 20-year olds in cheap smart casual shirts and dresses with a high...
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Unmarried Christian couples holidaying alone? Please don’t!

(This is reposted with permission from Pastor Pete's blog) I’m going to get straight to the point: unmarried Christian couples holidaying alone together is a really bad idea. Before I go on, let me clarify. I am talking to Christian couples. I assume that Christian couples are committed to sexual purity before marriage. If you are reading this and not Christian, this isn’t a word for you...
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