Marty Duren

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Manly Modesty: Should Men Be Concerned with Clothing Options?

Near the end of my pastoral tenure a shift happened I had never experienced in 20 years of ministry. After a sermon in which I addressed men and lust a woman approached me and asked, "When are you going to start challenging women in this area? Don't you think we struggle with lust, too?"

Three Things Christians Should Remember About Public Debate

As cultural debates continue to roll regarding the sanctity of human life, validity of same-sex marriage, the acceptance of infanticide, genetic modification and--coming to a theater near you--whatever is next, it is crystal clear that many self-identified Christians are ill equipped for public debate.

Teen Sex and Unintended Consequences

When I was in middle school and "pre-marital sex" was discussed at our Wednesday night gatherings it was safe to assume almost all in attendance were virgins. But, the times have changed.

Sex Trafficking in America: Dad Drugged and Sold Me to Other Men (Pt 3)

This is the 3rd part of the story of a sex trafficking survivor, my friend Z. In the intro she explained the reasons for telling her story, and in the previous part she began recounting the sexual abuse received from her father. Today she shares certain portions of the abuse that can only be described as utterly depraved, animalistic and demonic.

A Bill Before Congress to Protect 'Pedophelia' as a Sexual Orientation?

A few internet articles empowered by social media last week proclaimed California Democrat Jackie Speier wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person's sexual orientation. Under the bill's language, a mental health counselor could be sanctioned if there was an attempt to get a gay individual to change his or her behavior or speak negatively about their behavior as it relates to sexuality.

Planned Parenthood Defends Infanticide

Planned Parenthood has worked tirelessly to ensure the long-term viability of abortion-on-demand in America. With a mantra of "between a woman and her doctor" they have earned the title of America's largest abortion mill. Perhaps now they will also become America's largest infanticide provider as well.

Abortion and The Priority of Biblical Justice

A friendly exchange over the weekend addressed whether abortion is "the human rights issue of our day." It will be obvious to most that I believe abortion to be a human rights issue. My challenge concerned the use of the word the.