Spirit

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Pre-Marital Sex?

So, a friend of mine commented on the absurdity of Jessica Simpson complaining that she hasn’t been able to marry her man yet because he keeps getting her knocked up… which made me search the scriptures and shockingly, completely changed how I saw the issue of sex before marriage! I have always been under the…

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Limit Login Attempts in WordPress with a Must-Use Plugin

As a WordPress developer, I quite frequently deal with clients who have had their WordPress installations hacked. The number one cause that I have seen from these hacks are short/insecure passwords. I actually dealt with so many of these issues that I wrote a small ebook called The Concise Guide to Securing WordPress and Repairing…

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There is no Biblical Defense for Paid Pastors/Elders

I came to believe that there was no valid support or defense for paying the salary of a pastor or elder while I was at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This was while I was training to become a vocational/paid pastor! It was through my experiences at the seminary and studying the scriptures that made me…

Life

What is up with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

I’ve always had fond memories of the old claymation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I have let my kids watch it and they seem to really enjoy it too. It wasn’t until the second time they watched it this year that I realized something. This movie is seriously disturbing. We start out by discovering that Santa’s elves…

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How My WordPress Career Started!

I use a chat program called Pidgin, which allows me to log all of my chats. This is very useful for times when I forget something that I know I talked about and then can look it up. Well, I was looking for something this weekend and happened upon this chat I had over 5…

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How to Block FeedBurner from Burning your Feed (in WordPress)

I have had an interesting problem for the past year, basically ever since I created a blog for my wife. For some really weird reason, any Google property (like Google Reader) would inject my feed from FeedBurner into her feed… even though she is not even using FeedBurner. Unfortunately, Google pretty  much offers NO SUPPORT for…