Preachers and Sex (updated)

Lots of people have been blogging about it, lately.  And it is infinitely more interesting than division, fellowship, arguments, progressives and traditionalists.

Maybe it’s the answer.  If more preachers got more sex, they wouldn’t be online all the time and might be in a better mood to discuss important matters in a more relaxed atmosphere. 🙂

We do need to preach the good, bad and ugly about sex.  Okay, maybe I don’t know what I mean by ugly…at least the positive teaching of Scripture along with the dangers of abusing the gift.

Here’s some reading:

Problem of Internet Pornography (wouldn’t it be great if there were as many articles on the web exposing the dangers and evil of porn as there is porn itself?)

A Preaching on Why Preachers are Susceptible to Adultery

Preachers Blogging about Sex

Preachers Preaching about Sex

Preachers Upset about Other Preachers having Illicit Sex (Warning:  Explicit and Adult.  Righteous Indignation will often cause us to speak frankly.  And that’s okay.)

Satan Blogging about Preachers having Illicit Sex (thanks, Trey for the link): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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Law and the New Covenant

Let’s clear up our terminology, and understand Paul’s famous and oft-quoted statement in context of the New Testament.

There is still Law.

Everyone knows Romans 6:14 and Galatians 3:25 and 5:18.

But what about all of this?!?!?

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

“…through Christ Jesus the law of the spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2

“the sinful mind…does not submit to God’s law.” Romans 8:7

“…law brings wrath.  And where there is no law there is no trangression.” Romans 4:15
–but there is sin/transgression so law must exist
–wrath is coming (Col 3:6; 1 Thess 2:16)

“…the perfect law that gives freedom…” James 1:25; 2:12

“if you keep the royal law found in scripture (OT), love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing right.” James 2:8

“Everyone who sins breaks the law.” 1 John 3:4

“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.” Hebrews 8:10; Hebrews 10:16; Jeremiah 31

Since God and Jesus are still reigning, there is still law.

Since there is still right and wrong, there is still law.

Yes, we are under Grace.  No, we are not under the Law of Moses.

But guess what Christians, you can’t get rid of Law so easy.

Lost Links Has Returned!!

Lost is back.  I am excited. Last week set the stage, we can expect the pace to pick up tonight.  I can’t wait for the next “NO WAY!” experience.

A Great Recap of the Opener.  Includes thoughts such as, what if the whispers in the jungle are when a character’s past self and present self are in the same place?!

Cuse and Lindelof interview

My predictions for Season 5

  • We will get to see Rousseau arriving on the island on Black Rock.
  • Sawyer dies by the end of the season, heroically like Charlie, most likely in the finale.
  • Season finale is the Oceanic 6 either back on the island, or finally assembled to return.

A Sad Irony

Three discussions on three different good blogs that I like.  I am friends with some of the combatants, uh…I mean participants.

Each and all dealing with fellowship issues.

Each and all manifesting the same problem.

Different understandings of scripture.  Generalizations and accusations.  Anger and regrettable statements.  I am not going to pick a side or point a finger.

But if you read through the comments, you will see the problem that the church has.  But you won’t all see the same problem.  And that’s the problem.

Anybody Alarmed Yet?

The Line of Fellowship

Response to Richland Hills being Excluded from Directory

Monster Ballads=Platinum Edition

Woo-Hoo!!  Rock on!  It’s time for a music survey.

I love all these songs.  I am nostalgic, love the 80s, and these songs bring back memories.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, not of childhood loves, but just of that period of life.

I am selecting some of my top favorites.  Feel free to add in yours if it didn’t make the survey cut.  Here is the complete list from the double CD set–Monster Ballads.