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Who watches porn?

Here is a great article by one of the ministers in our Classis. In the article, Rev. Dr. Stringer notes that 1) Those without a purpose; 2) Those who experienced sexual abuse in their past; 3)Those who feel shame are far more likely to be consumers of pornographic material than those who understand who God has made them to be and what he is calling them to do. When we are…

Excellence or Perfection?

We often live under the assumption that we must be perfect. But before going any further, let me define perfection as we often use it. Perfection is the state of existence where nothing is wrong in our life, moral excellence has been achieved, and everything is peachy-keen. But since perfection is an unattainable goal for sinful people, we are forced into one of two…

Look to the Cross

From Extreme Devotion. December 08: Extreme Smugglers NORTH KOREA: KIK For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Philippians 3:18 “Look for the cross,” the young Korean man named Kik heard a villager say. Word spread to those who escaped from North Korea into China that they should look for a…

Persevering through Trial

from Extreme Devotion. December 02: Extreme Clapping ENGLAND: THOMAS HAUKER So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:18 Thomas Hauker, a bright, well-favored, good-looking young gentleman, would not deny his personal relationship with Christ. For this he was sentenced to die at the stake. Days before his execution, Thomas’s friends…

When God makes things happen

I am ashamed to admit it, but as a pastor, too often, I don’t expect God to show up. My default is to trust in human systems and working the angles. It is a part of my fallen human nature. It is a lack of faith and trust. It is a sin in my life against which I must struggle, learning to take every thought captive and making it obedient to Christ (2Cor 10:5). How…

The importance of Prayer and ministry

Though this video is on pastoral ministry and prayer, the lesson is applicable to every Christian and the ministry they do in the home, the marketplace, at fun. Wherever we may bring the Word we must pray. #Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. John Currid “What is the importance of prayer in pastoral ministry? from Reformed Theological Seminary on Vimeo.

News articles worth reading

If you want to read some well thought articles on a variety of topics.  I suggest this listing, you will get things on marriage, religious freedom, euthanasia, government and the like. I recommend these two articles: The No. 1 Social Justice imperative is Marriage The Science about Motherhood… The section on motherhood starts about 12 minutes.  I disagree with a lot…