Posts Tagged ‘sin’

#LoveSins

If by love, we mean simply that affectionate feeling we have towards the things we desire or fancy or trust in, then love does not always win.  Many times #LoveSins.   The obese man loves everything about food and so he fills his mouth celebrating victories and swallowing defeats to make everything sweeter.  The sports […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 30th, 2015 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Sandy Hook: The Devil’s Monologue

“Oh no, it is too much.  I will be exposed.  A murderer I have always been.  But I cannot let that be seen openly.  I have learned my best results come with great stealth.  The dead children will be too much.  Surely people will see it and be disgusted.  They might flee to Christ.  No!  […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on December 17th, 2012 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

We Need Sin Control: Sandy Hook Elementary

Today brings us another tragic story.  Many children dead.  Adults as well.  And the analysis will be made even before the bodies are cleared.  Groups and individuals will head to the microphones to tell us why this really happened.  Was it the lack of proper mental health care?  Was it the prevalence of violent movies […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on December 14th, 2012 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  7 Comments

Why Civil Unions Aren’t Enough?

“Why do homosexuals require it to be called marriage?”  a friend recently asked me. “Why are civil unions not enough?”  This was a friend that was willing to support civil unions giving homosexual couples all the rights and privileges of marriage without the name1  But he did not understand why the they required the name […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 19th, 2012 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  9 Comments

Abstinence is Realistic

I was watching an interview on Fox  News about a week ago.  It was about the Birth Control mandate and the Georgetown Law student who suggested that to pay for birth control was causing great harm.  One of the panelists (a conservative pundit) said, “You know, there is another way to prevent birth if you […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on March 7th, 2012 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

God hates/loves who I hate/love, right?

I ask for one thing when you read this post.  When I speak of God hating or loving people in this post, please understand that in concert with the original quote, I use these terms to speak of that in people’s lives which God loves or hates, rather than the disposition of God toward any […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 26th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Superworks of Christianity

First, let thank Pastor Mark Lovett (who blogs here) and the rest of the brothers from confessions study a couple weeks ago for helping me think through this.  We got talking about the use of birth control and Pastor Lovett said that refraining from its use is often talked about as if it were a […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on August 9th, 2011 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Another Weiner Politician: Romney

Excerpt from this article: The former Massachusetts governor who is running for president was pressed about the polarizing issue this week but all Romney replied with was "nice try." "Do you personally think homosexuality is a sin?" Morgan asked, well aware of Romney’s Mormon faith. "Nice try," Romney answered. "It’s a valid question and my […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 7th, 2011 under Politics, Sexuality Tags: , , ,  •  6 Comments

Fat or Skinny Sin?

“You know.  This is a sin too” a lady said to me years ago as she shook my hand, her other hand pointing to my gut.  Was she right?  Is a big gut sinful?  I know at this point you are expecting a justification of being fat from the fat guy.  That is not what […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 2nd, 2011 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Facebook and Forgiveness

It has always been a pet peeve of mine.  This morning I typed in jest: Soon after I wondered.  Is presumptive the right word?  Should it be presumptuous instead?  One of my friends suggested that indeed I had chosen the wrong word.  I assumed her rebuke was correct and went searching in vain for the […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on March 25th, 2011 under Creative Writing, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments