Posted 3/10/17 at 1:29 PM | Lakshya James
Virtual reality used to be a far-out, vague concept confined to sci-fi stories. Like artificial intelligence, it was something that was always just over the horizon. Now, however, that horizon is coming closer every day. Gaming headsets and glasses now highlight virtual reality systems that are actually available to average gamers and video consumers. And as with most breakthroughs in video and audio, the pornography industry is also taking advantage of the expanded boundaries of VR.
The concept of virtual reality does not go too far back in history;it was invented at the beginning of the 20th century with the goal of creating a complete virtual environment indistinguishable from the genuine article. At this point, however, we still have a long way to go to bring that to fruition. For now, we must make do with 360-degree visual support as well as immersive audio. Some systems offer limited tactile feedback through gloves or the game controller itself, but this is a far cry from the kind of fine touch envisioned by virtual reality’s creators. Believe it or not, there are companies working on encoding olfactory information, smell, so it can be experienced by someone at the other end of a video call. FULL POST
Posted 3/6/17 at 2:13 PM | Karen Kramer
Only God could have known what this naïve blogger would experience in her time with Christian Post.
Back when I first inquired if I could post on your blog page, I had just begun my blogging journey. Christian Post Blog Editor Barry Bowen, read some of my work and sent me a welcome email.
Friday Tidings was official.
I was a small writer among some amazing bloggers—Tim Challies, Phil Cooke, and Robin Schumacher.
I read more blog posts than I ever wrote. I honed my craft, cringed at some of the comments I received, and developed my own voice.
Thank you for the chance to share.
There were some high points—when I was asked to write about some hot button issues in the news. The lowest point was a blog I posted during the Travon Martin trial. Insensitivity ruled, with a glaringly honest appraisal of his upbringing rather than imagining the cost to a family that had lost a son. FULL POST
Posted 10/20/16 at 2:20 PM | Karen Kramer
We hope that love and truth will live together.
That doesn't always happen.
”The most valuable thing in the world is truth. It's so valuable it’s often hidden by a bodyguard of lies." Winston Churchill
I sat with my friend in the crowded coffee shop. We were in the back where we could observe all the other conversations, smiles, laughter, and busyness.
But as I sat there, I wondered how to answer her question:
Should you ever lie to someone you love?
Talk about a loaded question.
I had two words: Be honest.
Truth is the most valuable asset you’ll ever have together. While love is critical, lying is a form of betrayal. FULL POST
Posted 10/4/16 at 2:40 PM | David Fournier
It would be a lie to say that there is a perfect marriage out there that doesn’t suffer a bit of discord from time to time. Yes, there are marriages that last for decades and decades, “Until death do us part” but even those marriages experience a few brief squabbles from time to time. Even so, for the most part they are strong and sound. If you have been experiencing a bit of discord in your marriage, the best thing to do might be to really take a look at what is the ultimate cause. It isn’t always what meets the eye.
Texting & Messaging
Sometimes the reason couples are having problems in their marriage is simply a lack of real communication. It is becoming increasingly popular to text and send private messages via social sites like Facebook and oddly, you even see couples texting who are in the same room together! No, they are not trying to be ‘private’ in their conversations, they are simply just used to communicating that way. If you are having issues communicating with your spouse, try setting down the phone or tablet for a few days. You’d be surprised at what a little bit of face-to-face eye contact would do for a relationship that has seemingly lost that ‘connection.’ FULL POST
Posted 9/30/16 at 8:40 PM | Scott LaPierre
The following is an excerpt from my book, Marriage God's Way by Scott LaPierre.
The English language has a single word for “love.” A man uses the same word to say he loves football, working on his car, and his wife. For his wife’s sake, let’s hope he loves her differently from the way he loves football or automobiles. A wife in turn might say that she loves shopping, her husband, and her children. Obviously, the love we have for things we enjoy is different from the love we experience in relationships. And even within our relationships, we recognize we love our parents differently from the way we love our spouses. We love our children differently from the way we love our pastor or fellow church members, our co-workers, or our clients. FULL POST
Posted 7/28/16 at 9:46 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
I want to tackle that today, but first an update on my mom’s move into our house.
In less than 4 hours my mom has to turn the keys over to the new owner of her home, and we’re all a little overwhelmed. We were doing so well at organizing her stuff–I made it a rule that if a box came into my house, it had to be unpacked and we had to find a place for things or they had to be given away. And it was working! But then yesterday hit, the last day, when we just needed to get those last bits and pieces out of the house. And there were a LOT of bits and pieces (there always are). So we just stuck them all in my front room.
So we still have a lot of work ahead of us! FULL POST
Posted 7/4/16 at 9:54 PM | Edward Ridenour
Even though the Christian church at large refuses to admit the undisputed fact that sexual intimacy equals marriage, abundant evidence is found throughout Scripture supporting this fact. In Scripture, sexual intimacy between a male and female always infers marriage.
I don’t know why the church chooses to be so worldly and secular in their marriage concepts and deny what is so obvious in Scripture, which completely exposes the difference between secular marriage and Biblical marriage. In fact, marriage as promoted by the church today has no backing whatsoever in Scripture, which is only natural, because what they promote is a secular concoction of men and not that instituted by God.
Posted 4/19/16 at 3:12 AM | Vaibhav Chaurasia
It is no secret that shopping for the man you love can be really hard. Some of the most obstacles that come your way while choosing gifts for the man of your life is either he is too picky or you don’t want to disappoint them especially on their special day. You can know him in and out but sometimes it is difficult to read somebody’s mind. You might panic because in the end you might not find something, all you need to know is what gets him tick. He might be into fashion, music or tech, we have affordable gift options for all of them. Hence, we have come up with elaborate gift ideas which can make great birthday gifts for him.
Men always love to have the looks but hate to spend a lot of time on it. You can get him a Braun or a Philips trimmer which can get his hair and trimmed in a matter of minutes. Moreover, you can even get the trimming done as per the latest trend. It can be a little designer and a little wizardly which can actually him look like the man of your dreams. FULL POST
Posted 3/17/16 at 8:20 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
I know on Mondays I usually post reader questions and try to answer them, and I do have a backlog of about 50. But as I’ve been glancing through so many of them I’ve noticed a commonality:
In many marriages, the roots of the current crisis were evident before the couple was married, but they got married anyway.
And I find myself thinking, as I read these questions: I wish I could have spoken to these women before they got married. I wish I could have warned them.
I’ve read quite a few Christian books on finding a mate recently; the longer I’ve done marriage ministry, the more I feel that we have to spend more time talking to young people about how to choose a mate, so we can spend less time trying to repair marriages in crisis.
Recently I read a book that is totally unique, and I want to share some insights with you–because seriously, this is the best dating advice ever. FULL POST
Posted 2/29/16 at 11:20 AM | Todd Friel
You do not need to be reminded that you forget a lot of stuff. Quick, recite the Pythagorean Theorem that you memorized in geometry class.
Thanks to Great Grandpa Adam, you and I suffer from the effects of the fall, and one of the most notable areas is our brains. Our logic is lousy, our thinking is busted and our memories constantly short circuit.
Knowing that you and I can easily forget basic teachings, we need to be hyper-vigilant that we do not develop a case of Gospel Amnesia.
The Gospel can be defined in just two sentences:
1. We are very bad sinners who hate God.
2. Jesus is a very great Savior who saves rebels.
When we have Gospel Amnesia, we are forgetting one of those two simple definitions. Here are seven statements that we make which demonstrate that we are forgetting the first message of the Gospel.
1. I can’t believe you did that. FULL POST