Love or Die: Alexander Strauch on the Importance of Love

My family ordered a copy of Alexander Strauch's Love or Die: Christ's Wake-Up Call to the Church sometime last summer. The booked arrived promptly via Amazon, found it's way into the living room book basket, and then was packed into a cardboard box marked "Christian living" where it was somewhat forgotten throughout a family move… Continue reading Love or Die: Alexander Strauch on the Importance of Love

Jesus on Lust Management

This morning I was reading through a chapter of Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem. My reading this morning was from Chapter 4, "Women in the Life and Teachings of Jesus," by James A. Borland. Jesus’ condemnation of the sin of lust was crucial in allowing Him and His followers to enjoy… Continue reading Jesus on Lust Management

The Foundation of Marriage: Friendship vs. Eros

To the Ancients, Friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it. ~ C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves As I was battling boredom this afternoon, I decided to get caught up on Boundless. In today's article, "Making A Good… Continue reading The Foundation of Marriage: Friendship vs. Eros

The Face of a Safe Church

Yesterday, I read one of the final chapters in Cloud and Townsend's Safe People, titled "Where are the safe people?" In this chapter, the authors give practical advice on finding safe relationships. It would seem that the obvious place to look for safe, healthy friendships would be the church. Cloud and Townsend, though, write honestly… Continue reading The Face of a Safe Church