Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Interesting enough is the equating masturbation to homosexuality but is masturbation even a sin
Solo Sex article
This issue is one the church has to address. Our young people deal with it. Both males and females with the changes. Is it possible to masturbate without sinning? Possible.
One of the interesting challenges I've seen is some young youth leader calling it a sin yet later changing that position. Some married guys get a Vasectomy
and in order for to verify the test (That they are indeed sterile) they have to masturbate and their semen is tested to see if sterile or not? So would they (The men) doing a vasectomy be sinning in order to not have more kids and this decision both husband and wife agreed upon?
I think there are more variables here than people believe. There are the physical changes, the sexual aspect and that of sinning and even the medical aspects. Masturbation isn't a black and white issue. There seems to be room for opinion.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
this month debunks the Dropout Rate Myth.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
is some debate over the use of Battle Cries, use of War images in Youth Ministry. Why is it so popular?
Whatever happened to being like Jesus: Grace, forgiveness and loving our enemies ? Seems we are so focused on winning that we lose people in the end. I think youth ministries mean well using such imagery just I think it is conveying the wrong message and medium of what Christ meant. Most of the battle terms were addressed to Christians and how we are to be ready and not this let's take 'em and let God sort them out mentality. Afterall with some of this "battle" and war "images" it seems to rely more on themselves rather than on God.
Would do you think? Any problems with the war imagery in youth ministry?
Thursday, March 8, 2007
I have found that businesses never contact you to say they got your resume, even after you call multiple times to check on it. Even when you get contact that they got your resume, it's often a long time later, and by a form letter. If you are lucky you will hear about an interview, or get a "no thank you" letter at some point.
This process just leaves me wondering if is what most people in the church knows as interviewing protocol, and then how can we expect churches to be more courteous? Have I (& we) been too harsh on churches who have not communicated in a timely manner, or is this something that is how Christians should be showing the rest of the world how to do?