February 16, 2015
I appreciated this short piece by Ray Ortlund. Indeed, Romance is not stupid.
Ever wonder about Lent? I appreciate Carl Truman’s take on this increasingly popular evangelical activity.
How we need to be praying for our brothers and sisters in Muslim lands!
Finally, don’t hate me for this, why are Christian movies so bad?
February 13, 2015
I know there has been a plethora of posts dealing the 50 Shades. I certainly don’t want to add my voice to the cacophony. The film seems to be a movie that further pushes our culture in the wrong direction. We can’t begin to imagine what poisonous fruit it will bear. How we must guard ourselves and our loved ones from this satanic scat. As usual, Al Mohler, adds his interpretative voice. Tim Challies points us to ten articles he’s written about the how to, and why we should, avoid pornography.
Men, What Your Wife Wishes You Knew about Valentine’s Day (and Every Other Day of the Year) is helpful. I don’t think you can go wrong heeding the insight of this post.
Here, my go to guy on the book of Revelation, Greg Beale, unpacks the meaning of the number 666. If you are drawn to the book of Revelation, Greg’s treatment of the number will help you understand other symbols in the book.
February 11, 2015
Francis and Lisa Chan’s new book on marriage is available as a free download for the next several days from Christian Audio.
Paul Tripp helpfully delineates 23 things that love is. I need to spend some time with this list.
David Murray weighs in on why Christians are hated so much. The problem, as you might guess, is Jesus.
I appreciated Al Mohler’s reflection “The President at the Payer Breakfast.” Does our esteemed president really not understand the treat from Islam?
I enjoyed Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one. But she’s so cute!
September 26, 2014
- CrossTalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet by Michael R. Emlet (Amazon | iTunes)
- Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure by Daniel Hochhalter (Amazon | iTunes)
I appreciated Leo and Cynthia’s story, Together Again.
On Piles of Sand and Eating Babies is well worth the read.
Believe it or not, support for gay marriage has dropped a bit.
July 18, 2014
I appreciated this reminder by Ray Ortlund about how God is determined to bless us:
God: “I am your God. You are my people. I will bless you.”
Sinners: “But at our best, we barely believe you.”
God: “True. But I will bless you.”
Sinners: “But we don’t deserve you.”
God: “More than you know! But I will bless you.”
Sinners: “But we don’t live up to this. We’re cowards.”
God: “You are. But I will bless you.”
Sinners: “But we’re so entrenched in this world, we’ll never change.”
God: “Not true. You are Zion, the eternal city of God. I will bless you accordingly, and everything will change.”
— Ray Ortlund
July 9, 2014
Randy Alcorn’s Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective is free for Kindle.
I love this: Do Prodigals Feel Welcome At Our Churches?
Both conservatives and liberals struggle with pluralism. Everyone wants everyone else to think like they do. This article picks on liberals for their disdain for Hobby Lobby, but, as I said, conservatives have their blind spots too.
This is a lengthy article in three parts. It compares the mega-churches of today with cruise ships. Interesting stuff.
April 8, 2014
Is mental illness actually biblical? Sometimes we struggle with this one.
The ebook 31 Days of Purity is available for free. If you are struggling with pornography this might be a good place to start.
I appreciated Paul Tripp’s “Fall in Love Again.” It is good encouragement on several levels.
15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly. I never miss posts like this. I still struggle with affect versus effect.
This is a good followup to the previous link: