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”

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”

Your Pastor Doesn’t Need Your Criticism

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It’s way too easy to criticize a pastor. I mean it, way too easy. I can do it without trying. My criticism in on the verge of becoming a part of me, my first nature. Forget about second nature.

But my criticism got slammed this week.

It wasn’t something that someone said. It wasn’t a clever rebuke or correction that made me soften my thoughts.

I looked him in the eye. Continue reading “Your Pastor Doesn’t Need Your Criticism”

I Pledge Allegaince To…

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It’s everywhere, on Twitter, Facebook, and all over the news.

Should athletes knee or refuse to stand during the singing or playing of the American national anthem?

As a Canadian, this doesn’t really affect me, but as a Christian it does. Because behind the questions and rhetoric about nationalism, patriotism, protesting, and a host of other things that are being lumped into these actions is something very deep and very spiritual.

This is all about allegiance and who you are swearing your allegiance to. Continue reading “I Pledge Allegaince To…”