The Hunted Sex: Why Men Are The Prey In An Eroticized Culture

Image by Dan Rybicky A deep panting was breathed in the dank darkness, matched with the heavy breathing of a dozen more shadowy figures. A low snarl echoed off the cave walls as the bared teeth and mane of a fierce lion emerged into the light. While believing that he was safe in the center of the room where the only light penetrated from some unseen source in the ceiling, the danger became palpable. The teeth of this beast glistened from the coating... Read More

Beauty, Lust, and Pornography Through the Eyes of God: Confessions and Musings of a Lust-Crazed Youth

Image by Candice Wouters Sometimes I wish I were blind. Life would no doubt be more complicated in the simple tasks, but in reality it would benefit my soul. You see, I have what doctors call a “wandering eye.” If only it were a real medical condition. No, the wandering eye is praised and seen as the natural condition of humans by western American culture. Images dance across movie screens, television broadcasts, billboards, and internet ads everyday.... Read More

Temptation: Rethinking Christ, Adam, and Our Everyday Battle with Desire and Sin

Standing upon the precipice and glimpsing over the edge, thousands of kingdoms lay in sight. All of these powers collectively held all the wealth, power, and authority of the world. And they could all be his. They could be his. If only one simple action were taken—If he would bend his knee to that ancient evil, Lucifer. Christ had gotten himself into quite the predicament. How could he resist such an offer? Temptation is no simple thing. Nor is... Read More

A Brief Encounter with Greed: The Precarious Nature of Flesh and Our Desire for It

Slamming the trunk of my wife’s car and examining the dents and damage of the bumper long fixed into the car’s body from years of use, my mind turned to my own car. This morning my wife generously volunteered to take my car to the shop for a much-needed door repair. I was already tired of the two days of trying to shimmy my large body through the passenger side, over the stick, and into the driver’s seat. My door is broken. But as I gathered... Read More

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