I stood on a stage in the church I’d grown up in. I can only vaguely remember my wedding, but I’ll never forget seeing Allison emerge from the hallway at the back of the sanctuary. Beautiful. Looking up at me through her veil, she smiled. She has always been a shy person, so she should have been intimidated by all of those people looking at … Continue reading Reggie Osborne: She Said Yes, Once
According to Vice President Joe Biden twenty percent of college women will be sexually assaulted over the course of their college life. Walk onto any college campus, and one out of every five women you see either has been or likely will be the victim of rape during her college years. Can you believe it? Well, if not, you aren’t the only one who’s skeptical. George Will … Continue reading George Will Vilified for Questioning Campus “Rape Culture”
Thanks but no thanks. Hollywood purposely gets it wrong demoralizing a wonderful story of a soldier and his sweetheart. You’ll love this one. Lessons about noble manhood and how to treat a lady. …the Marines left Guadalcanal, sailed for Australia, and dropped anchor. Australia would eventually turn into a long season of restoration and training for the Marines while they prepared for their next campaign. … Continue reading Always Treat Your Girlfriend Right: A WWII Case Study
Editor’s Note: This is not posted as an endorsement of the dating culture. I’m a virgin. If the topic ever comes up, it’s always received with an incredulous, “Whaa?” The former mainstay, “Are you a virgin?” has now become, “Are you STILL a virgin?” almost exclusively. Why would anyone want to retain their v-card? (Cue the “Jesus is my boyfriend” jokes dripping with condescension, please.) … Continue reading The 24-Year Old Virgin
There seems to be this weird new drift in the concept of Christian modesty. Perhaps it’s just a non-theology reaction to truly poor theology; but, whatever it is, it’s growing…especially in the “relevant” crowd. In other words, the people who seem to support this new “barely there modesty” concept rarely use Scripture to defend or support their ideas. They just ramble on about legalism, uptight Christians, and a loose, self-styled “liberty” that pushes holiness into the ambiguous zone and redefines modesty into oblivion.
I recently read a disturbing article by a pastor who verbally rolled his eyes at Christian modesty. In his blog post, he was responding in protest to Jessica Rey’s video about the history of the bikini. I’m hoping his attitude doesn’t reflect a trend, but after the defensive attitudes I observed when Soul Surfer was released, I have to wonder. Continue reading “The New Barely There Modesty”