Author Archives: Tim

Suicide, Shame, and Deciding to Remain

[Today’s guest post by Charlyn Wright speaks of despair and redemption, suicide and family, movies and life.] The first movie that I remember seeing that broke my heart wide open was “The Shawshank Redemption.” Based on a Stephen King novel, … Continue reading

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The Negative Doctrine of Biblical Manhood

Getting doctrine right is important. Reading the Bible – knowing what it says and what it means when it says it – is a blessing given by God. Which means that when you see the Bible say something you should … Continue reading

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Who Is More Christian: Superman or Green Lantern?

They found Krypton! Well, the astrophysicist working with DC Comics has found a spot in the universe that fits the general parameters for Krypton’s location. It would be hard to prove, seeing as how Krypton blew up decades ago. You … Continue reading

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Sex Sells, Sex Provides

[From the archives.] *** The mother stood in my courtroom, arguing for custody; the father hadn’t bothered to show up. She had no lawyer but was well dressed, well groomed and well spoken. I’d read through her paperwork and didn’t … Continue reading

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Sex, Women and Jesus

[Today’s guest post is from Sheila Gregoire, a noted expert on sex in Christ.] If you look at the best-selling marriage books on Amazon, it’s amazing how many are Christian. Christians buy marriage books. Christians study marriage. Christians seem to … Continue reading

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I Read Reference Books For Fun

[Updated from the archives.] *** I like to read. A show of hands for those who are like-minded. I like to read reference books. Another show of hands please … waiting for those hands to go up … still waiting … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Your Mat by the Sin Pool

Jesus healed a man who’d been crippled for decades, a man who had apparently run out of options for getting himself well. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and … Continue reading

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The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel Denies the Gospel and God’s Justice

The “Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel” came out a year ago and is worth looking at once again. Scrutiny reveals that the statement perverts both the gospel and one of the gospel’s components, social justice. The first paragraph … Continue reading

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Encouragement for Parents with Kids Moving Away to College – the Spacious Nest Syndrome

[From the archives.] Our son Kyle recently came home from college for a long weekend and brought three friends with him. For spacious-nesters like us it was quite a crowd. (My wife Liz and I figure we’re not empty-nesters since … Continue reading

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All Sins Are Not Born Equal

A Christian with a huge Twitter following quoted his friend saying “Once we realize that we’re all equally awful and equally loved everything changes.” That’s not what the Bible says. The Bible does not say all people are equally awful. … Continue reading

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