Underdressing is such an awkward topic. It makes men feel stuck and women feel picked on. I can’t tell a woman “Your outfit is tempting me to lust.” I’d sound like a pervert! Then women feel picked on because underdressing sermons are mainly directed at them. It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Men don’t want to be so susceptible to lust and women don’t want to be held so responsible for enticing us. We all feel the unfairness and awkwardness here, so let’s just accept it and do our best to work together to help each other out. Continue reading Underdressing – This is Awkward…
Recently, after almost four months of waiting, I finally received a truckload of wood chips in my driveway for free. It felt like Christmas morning . . . until reality hit me. I had to move that gigantic pile! Quickly! With nothing but a shovel and a wheelbarrow!
The job suddenly seemed insurmountable. Continue reading Shoveling the Wood Chips of God’s Word
When we think of modesty, we usually think of underdressing. We think about women wearing scantily clad outfits revealing too much skin or too much shape. Underdressing is a problem, but the verses about modesty in Scripture are primarily about overdressing. Dressing in fancy, over-the-top ways to impress people. Continue reading Overdressing and Overimpressing
My oldest son recently became a teenager. A teenager! How on earth am I supposed to know how to raise someone that age? I admit I’m a little scared. And sad. Only a few more years and he’ll be out on his own.
As I reflect on these things, four primary guiding principles come to mind: Continue reading Parenting Advice from a Scared Father
In my recent article series, I’ve argued that without God, there can be no ultimate justification for reason, science, or morality. In this article, I want to be crystal clear about my argument. I am not arguing that people with a godless worldview are unreasoning, can’t do science, and can’t have good morals. I’m arguing that atheists have to borrow from God in order to justify the use of their reason, science, and morality. Continue reading Borrowing from God
The final deathblow to the godless worldview is that without God, there is no ultimate justification for morality. In a godless universe, we descended from fish through unguided, unintelligent, purposeless biochemical reactions. In that worldview, morality is meaningless because morality doesn’t come from chemistry. You can’t get concepts like right, wrong, ought, and should from cells bumping into each other. Continue reading Addressing People’s Worldview part 3 – No Morality without God
In order to defend our faith, we have to tear down godless worldviews. Without God, it’s impossible to make sense of our world. In the last article, I shared stage one of Operation Worldview Destruction; without God there is no ultimate justification for reason and knowledge. In stage two, we need to demonstrate that without God, there is no ultimate justification for doing science. Continue reading Addressing People’s Worldview – part 2 – No Science without God