The Plank in the Church’s Eye.

Like most guys my age my first exposure to pictures of scantily clad women was through magazines like FHM and Loaded. Without a doubt these magazines are what started me off down the road of porn.

They gave me a taste and I wanted more so I went looking and I found it. There are other more important reasons why of course,  including issues with not having a Father after I turned 11 and low self esteem. Magazines like these gave me an outlay sure but I can’t put the blame entirely at their feet.

The news on Monday that the owner’s of Loaded had gone into administration will probably be greeted with relief and victory by some. Not me. Continue reading

Jesus V Superman

A new Superman movie has just come out. Which means one thing. Pastors everywhere are prepping sermons full of Superman references.

If you hear any of these examples used in a sermon this weekend then congratulations, your Pastor is truly competent at taking culture and stretching anything so it is about Jesus. We love using popular culture as the go to topic when we can’t think of an actual sermon to preach (or blog to write about).

So here’s a small checklist to see how late your Pastor left his sermon preparation this week.

Both Jesus and Superman…. Continue reading

The ‘Christian Sex Store’ effect.

Has something ever resounded with you in some way and you couldn’t quite put your finger on why? Then when you discovered the source you were kind of disappointed?

Or ever heard a song on the radio, liked it, had it stuck in your head then when you found out which band it was by, hated yourself for liking it in the first place?

This happened to a friend of mine after they read one of my blogs. The ideas in the blog resounded with them, were familiar to them in their own life but then I introduced a three letter word, which they weren’t so keen on.

That word? Continue reading

No laughing matter.

Writing funny is by far and away one of the most difficult styles of writing.

It’s hard. It’s hard to sit down and craft words into a way that will build up a setting and then knock you down laughing. Ideally in a way you never saw coming. That is why most of my blog is not funny. At least not intentionally. It’s much easier for me to write about something I am thinking about naturally or a burning issue of the day.

It’s not so easy to write comedy. See that sentence wasn’t even remotely humorous. Continue reading

Would the real God please stand up.

The times you pray to God can tell a lot about a person I think.

Take for example the person who needs something and uses God more as a genie that they can go to when they need money or when they need help in a certain situation.

90% of the time they don’t try and look for God in their life, except when they need something.

Or take the other person; the one I can more readily associate with. The person who spends their whole day not looking for God but then when they mess up come running for forgiveness. The person who needs affirmation of their place with God every time they sin. Continue reading