Girls & Modesty: Ever wonder what guys REALLY think?

from Express.com

It’s been said for decades that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. We obviously don’t know how the other thinks. But what about when this crisscross happens in moral issues? Specifically modesty and the way girls dress?

Tack on the fact that God cares about the way girls dress. Guys also care, too, but in what way? Both Christian guys and girls have a hard time communicating about this, simply because of the gender gap. There are issues that guys deal with, like lust, that make the conversation difficult to have in almost any setting. Also, most guys generally have no clue what they are talking about in regards to girls clothing, which also makes things a bit awkward.

Well, I’ve got a superb, new video on this very matter for you. This little clip of a sermon by C.J. Mahaney is extremely eye-opening, and I think any girl would be both shocked and grateful for the insight presented here. Mahaney says what most Christian guys are either too afraid to say or have a hard time finding the words for.

One of the coolest parts about this whole thing is that my AP English teacher originally found this video. If you’re reading this, thanks so much!

Guys, do you agree with the sermon? Girls, what do you think of the video? Did you think what you wear each day really has a big effect on the guys around you?

Hiccups are like Addictions.

A Short Poem on Hiccups:

Last week I had hiccups for two straight days;

No solution would make them go away.

Not like a sore throat, no honey nor tea,

Not one thing I tried made the hiccups flee.

 

Holding breath, drinking water, they didn’t work.

I surmised hiccups are like bullies and jerks.

 

With little help in sight I began to pray,

“Jesus, my Lord, don’t let these hiccups stay.

“Amen — hiccup!” What? Just after my plea?

I know Jesus was now laughing at me!

 

After what seemed like years, the hiccups left my bodily den.

Calm sleeping, smooth breathing, all were back in my grasp once again.

 

The Four Points of HA (Hiccups and Addictions):

  • Tell God and other people about the problem.
  • Find the source.
  • Pull the trigger, on the trigger.
  • Run to Jesus with everything you’ve got.

 

Have you had the hiccups recently? What was that like? Has there been any amazing stories where God has pulled you through a long-time struggle??

Lovelife Conference 2011: My video

So in a couple weeks (on February 5th), Mark Driscoll is coming o talk about some of the nitty gritty goodness from Song of Solomon. The people hosting the event are having a contest for people to answer why it’s important for your friends to go to the conference. There are three contest winners, and those lucky three get a backstage pass to meet Mr. Driscoll as well as receive a DVD-boxset of the conference.

Here’s the catch — you’re supposed to answer the question in a Facebook note of 100 words or less. I did that, but I also made a video! I still recite my 100 word answer; I just added a few things to it. Here’s the video, which is why my past two blog posts have been shorter than usual:

Needless to say, I really want to win!! Winners are judged on creativity (I think I got that one down… I mean, who else is going to make a video!?) and traffic/likes/comments on the original Facebook note.

I guess you could say this is my first video blog? I am definitely thinking about doing them more often. Let me know what you think.

Here’s an encouraging passage I’ve been meditating on this week. It never gets old, but it often gets overlooked because of the popular verses just ahead of it. Have an awesome week.

Ephesians 2:1-7 – “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

Ministry, Marriage, and Mistakes

Do you plan on hittin’ up seminary and going into pastoral ministry? Do you feel the call to be a church planter? Or perhaps you are already a pastor or some type of Christian leadership?

Ministry, Marriage, and Mistakes

You need to watch this sermon. This is one of my all-time favorite sermons by Mark Driscoll, and after listening to it I took some time to deeply evaluate some key foundations and motives in my life.

[I tried to embed the video, but because Mars Hill has a custom video player, I don’t think WordPress wants to cooperate.]

Multi-site Churches?

In this video, theological heavy-weights Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald, and Mark Dever talk about multi-site churches vs. having a one-pastor, one-campus approach to ministry. I personally tend to side with Driscoll and MacDonald, but whether you support multi-site churches or not, these three give a funny discussion to listen to.

Now I know this video is about five months old, but given our media-hungry culture, it is a relevant video that’s definitely important to consider.

What do you think? Are multi-site churches a great channel of ministry, or do you think they tend to put the spotlight on a single preacher?