What We Can Do In Light Of Canada’s “Legalizing” Bestiality

The Canadian courts have ruled that “most” bestiality is legal.
Bestiality. Legal. In Canada.

The act of making love to an animal, with an animal; any kind of sexual interaction with an animal is legal in the Dominion of Canada. Most of it. As long as there is no penetration, it is totally fine to do whatever you want to an animal now.

(Excuse me while I shutter and cringe at the sickening idea of all this.)

To make matters worse, this was decided in June. And only now am I hearing about this. This has been legal for almost 6 months and there was very little new coverage on it. The news was reported but virtually no more was said after the initial report.

How did this happen? What are we as Christians, living in Canada or not, supposed to do when our governments make decisions like this?

While my initial reaction was pure disgust, I was reminded that Jesus did not come into the world to condemn it (John 3:17). And as Jesus did not condemn, he also told his followers that they were not to condemn others (Luke 6:37).

So what can we do, in this very specific case of Canada OKing bestiality?

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3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved In The #MeToo Movement

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The news is just a parade of people stepping forward and sharing the sickening truth; they were sexually assaulted. They were touched inappropriately. They were put in uncomfortable situations by powerful individuals, seeking to exploit their bodies.

It’s a disgusting reality, even for those that have never experienced it. The exploitation of people, male or female, is not right. It is very, very wrong.

But sadly, not everyone is speaking up. Not everyone is talking about how wrong it is. For Christians, this is not acceptable. We need to be vocal. We need to speak out against such actions, whether they are done in the dark or not.

Whether you were sexual assaulted at some point, your spouse or someone else you know, as a Christian, you have skin in this. You are a part of what is happening. You need to be a part of the #MeToo movement for three reasons. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Involved In The #MeToo Movement”

Moody Reviews: Hitler’s Cross by Erwin W. Lutzer

““History has to repeat itself,” said Woody Allen, “because nobody was listening the first time around.””

Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, the SS, and all the things that Nazism did during the years of World War II will never cease to be a treasure trove of interesting information and horrifying details. The actions, behaviours, and thoughts of those leading the Nazi party were truly destructive on a massive scale. There is no way to capture how devastating their work was and still is.

But it wasn’t only the millions of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, and people of African descent that suffered; the Christian Church did as well, though not in the same way. This is what Erwin W. Lutzer wants to help us understand with his book, Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross Was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda.

While the idea Christianity and Nazism having anything in common may seem a bizarre topic for a book, it is astonishing the relationship that was present. And it is this kind of relationship that Lutzer quickly points out is being mirrored in modern America today. Continue reading “Moody Reviews: Hitler’s Cross by Erwin W. Lutzer”

MyBookLook: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect by Jim Daly

“Parents love their children, but they also really want them to succeed. And if the kids do something the parents think will lead to success, the beam of love beams stronger. And if they do something the parents think will not lead to success, the beam of love is withdrawn.”

No parent needs to be told that parenting isn’t about perfection. Or that they will never be a perfect parent. Somewhere inside we all know that. The problem is that we don’t KNOW it.

We give that reality lip service, but still believe even deeper inside of ourselves that we can be perfect. We can make these little kids we are responsible the most obedient, most courteous, most successful, most excellent children that have ever walked the face of the earth. And then we do everything in our power to make that happen.

Is that right? Is it fair? These aren’t questions parents think about. The idea of perfect, or at the very least, better than the rest, is too enticing for anyone to question it. But there is one question that must not be ignored. One question that followers of Jesus need to take seriously if they are going to be, or already are, parents.

Is demanding perfection from your children consistent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Continue reading “MyBookLook: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect by Jim Daly”

When Spray Foam and Perfection Collide

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I lost it.

I was completely and immediately frustrated. I couldn’t get it to work. For no good reason at all. My wife had to come and do it for me, because I was irate.

Who would have thought that something as simple as spraying spray foam insulation around a window would drive a relatively calm man to this point?

As I fumed downstairs and my wife quickly did what I couldn’t, I tried to figure out what my problem was. Sure, I’d never done spray foam insulation before, but it was as easy as point and click. Really, it shouldn’t have frustrated me so much.

It wasn’t until I came across this line in Jim Daly’s latest book, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect, that I understood my meltdown. And not just with the spray foam. But also the frustration that comes over me when I don’t quite cut it as a father. Continue reading “When Spray Foam and Perfection Collide”

6 Halloween Costumes That Become “Acceptable” When You Add A Bible Verse

It’s only the 5th of October and people are already getting their Halloween costumes ready.

What should you as a responsible Christian parent do? Do you make a Bible-themed costume? Do you find or make a non-satanic/demonic costume that isn’t explicitly Christian? We’ve got you covered!

Here are 6 suggestions that you can use to help dress up your kids this season and not do anything that will upset any of your Christian friends. Simply dress your kids up in these iconic Halloween outfits, attached the supplied Bible verse, and everyone will have a happy Halloween.

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The Gospel According To Deuteronomy

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Welcome back to our ongoing series about the gospel of each book of the Bible. Our premise is a simple one—what if there was only one book from the Holy Bible, as our sole source of divine Scriptures? What would this one book teach us? What Gospel would we find there?

In this way, we not only find out that all the books in the Bible are useful for edifying and equipping, but we also see the consistent story that is found throughout all Scripture. We see that the Bible is a coherent story of God’s love for us, throughout the different eras, different authors, and different genres of writings.

If Numbers was a strange book because it was a record of censuses, then Deuteronomy is just as strange. The names comes from a translation error, meaning “repetition of the law”, though a more accurate translation of the book’s name would be “copy of the law”. It’s almost The Law Revisited ina way. There is much that is repeated in Deuteronomy that you would find in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.

But don’t let the name or the idea of this book being a repeat encourage you to skip over Deuteronomy. There are powerful and great spiritual truths tucked away in these pages. If you play along with our thought experiment, that Deuteronomy was the only holy book, you would be surprised what it was about God, life following him, and how response to him.

There are 3 things we could learn from a gospel according to Deuteronomy. Continue reading “The Gospel According To Deuteronomy”