• Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    Relationship vs. Kinship

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   A Brief Introduction What is relationship? What is kinship? Furthermore, what is the difference between them? Some definitions will help us understand what each is, and allow us to quickly look at the uniqueness of each and why Christians should strive for one or the other.   Relationship Merriam Webster defines relationship as follows:      1: the state of being related or interrelated (studied the relationship between the variables)      2: the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: as           a: kinship           b: a specific instance or type of kinship  …

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    The Black & White of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. Theology & Culture In an article titled “Why I don’t want my daughters to see ‘Fifty Shades’”[i] CNN contributor Ronnie Berke talks about her concern for her daughters watching the movie adapted from the wildly popular erotic novel of the same name. The novel, and subsequently the movie, details a sexual relationship between Dorian Grey and a young woman that involves sadomasochism, which is sexual interactions fueled by the giving and receiving of pain in order to stimulate pleasure.