Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

What is a young Christian man to do when he is around 20 years old and doesn't know about getting married? Maybe he doesn't really want to pursue marriage. Maybe he's happy not being married. Or what about a young Christian woman in a similar position with similar thoughts? Must Christians get married? To be… Continue reading Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

Marriage Isn’t the Gospel (Miller)

 The Bible speaks of marriage as something God instituted for the good of humanity.  Even before the fall, it was good that man (Adam) and woman Eve) were united.  Christians should uphold the biblical teaching of marriage, for sure.  However, marriage isn't at the center of the Christian faith.  An unmarried person who follows Jesus… Continue reading Marriage Isn’t the Gospel (Miller)

Redeeming Singleness

  A friend from church who has a vested interest in the subject asked me to read this book: Redeeming Singleness by Barry Danylak.  She said it was OK, but not overly helpful.  Anyway, I thought I'd give my feedback here. Redeeming Singleness is basically a biblical theology of singleness.  The subtitle explains it well: "How the storyline… Continue reading Redeeming Singleness

Being a Single Christian, or Christian Singleness

Sometimes amidst the intense debates concerning home-schooling, Christian schooling, focusing on the family, political marriage issues, and the like, we end up forgetting an important teaching from Paul: 1 Corinthians 7.8. It is really good to remain unmarried. Paul repeats this a few times (1 Cor. 7.1, 26-28, 37-38). Actually, though it sounds odd to… Continue reading Being a Single Christian, or Christian Singleness