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Are there topics that seem to be taboo? You know, the ones that are embarrassing or confusing or considered “not in good taste” for Christians to talk about? Let’s get real—these are the topics that we NEED to talk about in the light of God’s Word.

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I love my tattoo (and what I said to those who didn’t)

Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that got as many comments as my previous 19 pictures combined. What caused the stir? My tattoo….

Social Issues

Time for a renovation

I drove by a strip club today. Well, a former strip club. This place of business closed down and went up for sale after…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…

Social Issues

Everybody is warped

All sin is bad. No sinners are any better than any other, but you wouldn’t know that from some of our national “Christian” dialogue…

Bible 101

Does God condone slavery?

The history of the “discovery” and settlement of North America celebrates great triumphs, but it also records dreadful abuses. Bringing Old World diseases to…

Living My Faith

Pray for your leaders

Whenever there’s a presidential campaign, based on the candidates’ promises, it seems as if we are all hoping for an earthly savior, one who…

Living My Faith

Thinking the worst

Every year there are government elections of one sort or another, and they always leave me a little worn out. Between the ads, the…

Social Issues

Rise, respect, and revere

The culture of the United States is notorious for its obsession with youth, health, beauty, and strength. That’s how we measure the worth of…

Depression & Anxiety

My heart is heavy

On January 23, the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, more abortion-related laws were passed. In New York, the law allows for…

Social Issues

Victory in the courts

“Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared…

Friends & Family

What I learned from “The Sex Talks”

This past October, I talked in church about sex. For four straight weeks. If you’re doing the sermon math, that was over two hours…

Friends & Family

Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…