Countering our culture of consumerism

“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Jesus, Luke 12:13-21 ESV). “Compared with their grandparents, today’s young adults have grown up with much more affluence, less happiness and much greater risk of depression and assorted social pathology… Our becoming much better

Working out the virtue that God is working in

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 4:5, 12-13 ESV). The combination of our culture’s embrace of relativism and postmodernism has made the pursuit of virtue

How true beauty reflects God’s glory

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised” (Proverbs 31:30 NIV84). “Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. …A man ought not to cover his

Winning the war for godly masculinity

“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:11-12 ESV). God’s design for masculinity is under attack in today’s culture. The media, the education system, and the new radical feminism are combining with other cultural influences