Category Archives: Man

John Frame on the interdependence of the intellect, will, and emotions

The intellect, or reason, is our capacity to think. The will is our ability to choose and act. The emotions are our feelings. Greek philosophers taught that the will and emotions should be subject to the intellect, and Reformed theologians … Continue reading

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John Frame: Knowledge of God, self, and the world are all interrelated; and “Reformed theology needs to give more attention to the subjective side of theology.”

  I’ve mentioned that our knowledge of God is under his control and under his authority; that means that we have to seek knowledge in God’s way. The third lordship attribute, God’s presence, is also relevant to our knowledge of … Continue reading

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Wm. Struthers on how porn affects neurological circuitry

As men fall deeper into the mental habit of fixating on pornographic images, the exposure to them creates neural pathways. Like a path is created in the woods with each successive hiker, so do the neural paths set the course … Continue reading

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William Struthers on pornography’s pull and push, as well as pornography’s consequences for how men view women

Something about pornography pulls and pushes at the male soul. The pull is easy to identify. The naked female form can be hypnotizing. A woman’s willingness to participate in a sexual act or to expose her nakedness is alluring to … Continue reading

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William Struthers, Naomi Wolf on how “pornography has rendered men less sexually responsive to real women”

It is not the shouting of pornography that gives it so much power over men. It is the whispering of the lie of sexual fulfillment that prey on our human insecurities. When men believe those lies, they develop psychological and … Continue reading

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Harold Best: “Even the good works of an unbeliever, which are admittedly considerable and varied, fall easily in line with their evil ones.”

Even the good works of an unbeliever, which are admittedly considerable and varied, fall easily in line with their evil ones, since their reason for doing either are driven by the same underlying falsity: the works are effective in themselves. … Continue reading

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David Turner on the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man in Jesus’ preaching (Matthew 11:25-30)

Here Turner is commenting on Matthew 11:25-30 where Jesus states that “…no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him,” and in the same breath makes an appeal to his listeners, … Continue reading

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