Gary Thomas is writer in residence at Second Baptist Church, Houston, and author of numerous books, including the upcoming The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, But Why?.
While Jesus never dated, He did have friends. And His friendships reveal the nature of His relationships in such a way that we can imagine how He would date.
Lust destroys men's vision. Godly living, though, brings healing.
This is not a generation in which weak Christians will do well.
When so many of the writers of the Christian classics tell us to "be careful" with gluttony, we would be wise to pay heed.
Adding the literary equivalent of a musical hit collection to your devotional reading
"Not falling" is not the goal of a spiritual warrior's vocation. It's only the means.
Do you consider the world to be a mother or a prostitute?
Jesus' truth is two-sided: love, acceptance, understanding, and compassion on one side, and calling people to faithful obedience on the other.
Our feeble attempts to withstand their daily assault is humiliating. Thank God.
We usually don't think of our sexual design as being an appropriate factor in getting married. But it is.
Friendship can be an enemy, a seduction of the mind lying beyond the reach of investigation. Or not.
Your choice: Grow increasingly stupid, or study to show yourself approved.
Being a "single-issue voter" isn't cool. Of course, Christian compassion isn't about being considered "cool."
You've got to serve somebody.
Where did the idea of hell come from? What is it? And how should we speak of it?
To say that I'd do without hell is to suggest that I could do a better job fashioning an eternity than God can.
Drown out cries of "teotwawki!" with Christ's "peace!"
It is within your power to either bless this world with splashes of God's glory, or spray it with showers of sin.
Looking for your soul mate? Looking for someone to complete you? If so, you might be looking for the wrong thing.
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