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Manhood and Theology | The Cross (A Guest Article)

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Back in September, I was offered an opportunity to be a part of a series titled “Manhood & Theology” which the MANual section of the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) was going to be running over the next few weeks. The offer came from a fellow blogger named Mathew Sims. Mathew runs a blog called “Grace for Sinners”, and back in Feb 14, he published one of my articles on it.

Mathew contacted me via twitter and asked if I wanted to be a part of the series. I said yes, and a little over two months later, I submitted my article for his review and approval. Thankfully, he accepted it as a part of the series.

The CBMW is a site that I have visited a numerous amount of times over the past months. Their content is excellent! The articles are God-glorifying, and so encouraging in matters of faith, adulthood, marriage, and fatherhood – among other things. I never thought I would have an opportunity to write anything for this site, let alone an article for a series they would one day run.

Here is a short piece from the article:

As men, we all wear a variety of hats and titles in life. Many of us are husbands and fathers, church members and church leaders, and various other titles that we hold within our respective lives. Regardless of your title or position, what must be understood, is that the way we perform in our title and position is defined by the cross.

The cross, by means of the Holy Spirit, presses in, convicts our heart, and empowers us in every regard for living as Christian men. It is in the cross that we find our purpose and our reason, our motivation and our encouragement, for living our lives to the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31). It is in the cross that we see the supreme example of humility in the Lord Jesus Christ, who “did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

I invite you to read the rest of the article here: Manhood & Theology | The Cross. I pray you enjoy it and that you find something edifying within it. Thank you.

Grace and Peace,
John

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The Porn Epidemic: 3 Reasons Why You Should Wave Goodbye to Porn

Great post from Mandy Dobbelman on the harmful effects of pornography.

As pornography becomes easier and easier to access, and standards of public television continue to drop, topics such as this can never be addressed too much. Pornography and it’s various the “gateways” (sexually explicit television, movies, and videos, novels, etc.) are ruining people and families.

Praise God for a sister who is using her voice to assist in exposing this evil. Not only does she address the problem, she is also provides supporting facts and statistics to back up her claims. This article is good and must be read by men and women alike.

Forte E Bello

We live in a day and age when pornography is both more widely accessible and  more widely accepted than ever before in history . The invention and ensuing commercialization of the internet nearly twenty years ago has brought with it one of the most wide spread and seemingly inconspicuous epidemics that mankind has ever seen. There was a time when you had to virtually climb Mount Everest in order to get your hands on a centerfold or pin-up of a scantily clad woman. Nowadays men and women can simply open up their lap top or turn on their TVs and in seconds have access to thousands of pornographic images and videos of all forms; soft core, hard core, bestiality, child porn, anything that suits their fancy.

Most people assume even today that the primary users of pornography are men but would it surprise you to know that women now represent…

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