Pursuing holiness and forsaking legalism can feel a lot like tightrope walking. How do you find the balance between accepting your responsibility to live righteously without treating personal holiness like a quest to earn God’s approval? How can Christians communicate God’s loving and just nature to those outside of the faith without leaning to one extreme? Today we’ll discuss how to avoid a … [Read more...] about Pursuing Holiness | Forsaking Legalism
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The Chained to the Rhythm songstress Katy Perry recently accepted the Human Rights Campaign National Equality Award, which celebrated her aggressive strides for members of the homosexual community. Her acceptance speech was loaded with shots fired at her own conservative, Christian background and a rallying cry for a departure from narrow-minded, “black-and-white” principles concerning sexuality. … [Read more...] about Chained to the Rhythm? | Katy Perry’s Assault on God’s Design for Sexuality
The art of communication is a tricky one. How do you distinguish when to say something, how to say it, and when you should just keep silent? Today, I’ll share some enlightening scriptures and personal lessons God has taught me on how to handle those situations. (Keep in mind, these are not strict formulas, but simply a summation of biblical principles to help guide you.) Let’s dive in. To Speak … [Read more...] about Should I Say Something?
Today's post, Overcoming Your Fear of Bad News, is for the girl whose too scared to turn on the 5' o clock news. Stop hugging your knees in that dark corner of the room and come 'ere a sec. It's story-time. Once upon a time... I was so afraid of bad news that I preferred to be ignorant of what was going on around me. I spared no effort to prevent myself from catching wind of the latest … [Read more...] about Overcoming Your Fear of Bad News
The decision to practice purity until marriage was one of my immediate struggles when I first considered following Christ. Sexual purity was a cross I knew I must be willing to bear as a Christian. Unfortunately, relationships go hand-in-hand with sex today. To announce that you are practicing abstinence, refraining from sex until marriage, for most people is to narrow your prospects down to … [Read more...] about When the Cross of Sexual Purity Feels Too Heavy