Immanuel in the Bedroom

This reflection is an entry from an upcoming devotional about sex. Stay tuned! Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us). (Matthew 1:23 ESV) Many Christians have a deistic understanding of God, in which the Creator breathed the universe into being and then stepped away to watch what would happen. In this view, God is separate from us and often disapproving. While most Christians believe in the power of prayer—meaning God has some level of ongoing involvement—there’s still an essential separateness between humanity and divinity. When we view God this way, we ignore the scriptures which say we are temples of the Spirit; h

Debunking the abortion myth that women are lazy or irresponsible

This post is an entry from my Pro-life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Love devotional, on seeking a third way for viewing abortion. The book should be available in September, 2109 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. (James 4:13-16 ESV) Have you ever developed a really great plan that fell apart? Maybe it was for a dream vacation or a h

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