Note: this is an *entirely* fictional. An explanation.
My father, to keep his cool, was looking away from me and out the window. His speech paused for a moment as he inhaled deeply of his Cohiba Esplendido cigar, a high-end Cuban of which he was particularly fond. Personally, I don’t enjoy smoke nor the negative effects upon one’s health, but seeing that it lightened his dyspeptic mood, at that moment I was very thankful for the wonderful class of things resulting from tobacco use. As he exhaled, the smoke lingered for a moment but slowly began to rise; he continued. [Read the full post.]
And I don’t express it well or often enough. Thus, this post.
I’m from a small town in Northern NY (seven hours from NYC and five and a half from Buffalo). In some ways, this area lacks so much, but in the most important ways, it is amazingly special! (It’s the people here!)
This is fairly simple and quite focused, but I believe these ideas will prove to be of great significance in later discussions concerning sex. I pray it will equip and encourage believers in the midst of a culture lacking a firm foundation.
We Are Sexual Beings
It’s just a fact. And I think this is obvious enough that I will add little to substantiate this claim.
Suffice to say, there are seven billion people on this planet, and we’re all here because our parents had sex. And, with few exceptions, we can all personally identify as beings with libido and the physical design to engage in genital intercourse.
Enough said, we’re sexual beings.
Sex Is a Gift
Yes, sex is a gift from God.
Did you know that sex was God’s idea? Yep, He designed it. He’s the reason sex exists. He’s the reason sex is so pleasureful, intimate, and special.
Writing Is Hard Work
I haven’t posted something in a while. Weeks turned into months, and I’ve thought upon and began several potential blog posts.
On the Nature of Ongoing Creation
(Or, A Common Misconception within the God/Homosexuality Discussion)
A Complicated Conversation
Addressing this issue is complicated for a variety of reasons, so I want to begin with a blunt acknowledgement of that fact and a declaration of hope in Jesus for all persons (regardless of sexual orientation). [Read the full post.]