The Modesty Survey

April 27, 2008

The Modesty Survey has launched the results of their massive Modesty Survey! Over 1,600 Christian guys have answered questions on everything from glitter lotion and lip gloss to swimsuits and skirt slits! It’s everything girls have ever wanted to ask guys about modesty, but were afraid to ask! For guys, it’s really interesting to see what other Christian guys think!

Most importantly, the survey is presented as a resource to help Christian girls (and guys), not a list of legalistic rules, and it is accompanied by the Modesty Survey Petition (which tons of guys have signed) which encourage young women to focus on the heart, not the hemline, to honor their parents, etc.

The results were released on St. Valentine’s Day, 2007,as a gift from 1,600 Christian guys to all Christian girls — and I can’t think of a better one! Now the survey is being endorsed by people like Shaunti Feldhahn (“For Women Only”) Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Revive Our Hearts), CJ Mahaney (Sovereign Grace Ministries) and Shannon Ethridge (“Every Woman’s Battle”)!

Go check it out:


"My Books Are About Killing God" . . .

December 7, 2007

. . . according to British author Philip Pullman, author of a trilogy of children’s books, the first of which, “The Golden Compass”, was released this month. You’ve probably read or heard something about it, and may have received the inevitable “boycott this movie” e-mails.

Now, let me say up front: I have not seen the movie, nor read any of the books, and I don’t know if I will or not. I’m not even saying boycott the movie or the books. What I am saying is that we, as Christians, must have at least a basic understanding of what is going on with our culture (though the early reviews of “The Golden Compass” suggest that it’s day in the sun may be short lived).

If you have children, you should definitely educate yourself, to be able to use this as a teachable moment. This movie will no doubt stir interest in the books, and they do intend to take the other two to the big screen. From what I understand, the second and third books in Pullman’s trilogy are more clear about their purpose. Take, for instance, this quote from the third book, “The Amber Spyglass”:

“…all the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity…the rebel angels, the followers of wisdom, have always tried to open minds; the Authority and his churches have always tried to keep them closed.”

Here are three commentaries on The Golden Compass:

Dr. Albert Mohler

The Rabbit Room

The Baptist Messenger

Am I afraid that Pullman might succeed in “killing God”? Of course not. But we forget all too easily that we are strangers in this world, like soldiers dropped behind enemy lines, and attacks like this are to be expected and should be taken seriously. Like Fox News says, my intention is simply for you to read and decide for yourself.

The Modesty Survey

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