October 22, 2013
Edited and updated from an article originally posted June 26, 2007. If you choose to comment on this article, please make sure you’ve read the whole thing first.
I received the following comment from a reader on my blog and decided it was important enough to address here as it’s own post. Here is her question:
Can’t “modest” be pants (not tight ones), too? I can’t understand why being modest means …
September 23, 2013
Sadly, this advertisement is set up in front of a cathedral in Vienna. Consider this when you prepare for worship on Sunday mornings.
July 18, 2013
Update: It has been brought to my attention that the pastor described in this article is actually now a “former pastor.” Please note this correction.
There seems to be this weird new drift in the concept of Christian modesty. Perhaps it’s just a non-theology reaction to truly poor theology; but, whatever it is, it’s growing…especially in the “relevant” crowd. In other words, the people who seem to support this new “barely there modesty” …
August 22, 2012
Tonight, I noticed a group of young people discussing whether or not Christians today focus too much on modesty…perhaps turning the whole concept into an idol. I sensed that perhaps many of them didn’t really “get” the point of modesty, but they still had a few valid concerns. We are a very creative people. We sinfully put all sorts of things before God. We can make an idol out of just …
July 7, 2012
Technically, just as an inanimate object can be neither sinful nor virtuous, it’s impossible for an article of clothing to be modest or immodest. Both sin and modesty reside in the heart of man, not on a shelf or a clothing rack. However, since whatever is on the inside eventually shows up on the outside, our choices communicate something; and, good or bad, they affect others.
A modest Christian woman is motivated …
May 19, 2012
Admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:4–5)
In Titus 2, we older women are instructed to teach the younger women the following seven things (over the next few weeks, each of the following topics will turn into live links). The job isn’t given to men; it’s …
February 25, 2012
An excerpt from the New and Revised version of Raising Maidens of Virtue.
Even though the Apostle Paul makes the principle clear in 1 Timothy 2:8 that women are to “adorn themselves in modest apparel,” and even though older women are instructed to teach the young women in their lives “to be discreet and chaste” (Titus 2:4–5), too often, the subject of modesty is either treated as a legalistic, optional teaching …
April 12, 2011
If you haven’t read Part 1, please click HERE first!
Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?
By Carmon Friedrich
Last night, I took my daughter to a movie that has been heavily promoted by Christian outlets (you can read a positive review by Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn Online here, along with some of their caveats), and praised by Christian friends. Soul Surfer is the story of Bethany Hamilton, a Christian …
April 11, 2011
The following review refers only to the Hollywood movie, Soul Surfer. It is not a critique of the real Bethany Hamilton, her testimony, or her ministry to others.
Soul Surfer, the popular new movie produced by secular group TriStar Pictures, is all the rage this week. Heavily marketed to Christians, the film tells the dramatic story of 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton (played by 17-year-old AnnaSophia Rob), …