Destinations

February 16, 2015

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_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?

Destinations

February 13, 2015

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_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.

 

Destinations

October 22, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here are a few links for your reading pleasure:

Mark Altrogge calls parents to keep praying for their unsaved children. I say, “Amen.”

David Murray has started the first of several posts dealing with submission. It should be a good series.

Aaron Earls writes about what Millennials misunderstand about marriage.  I understand the problems caused by broken marriages, however, simply living together won’t solve the root problems.

Jacob Abshire offers a free ebook on Christian accountability.

My men’s book study early next year will be on the book Ordinary by Mike Horton. Here Horton is interviewed about the book.

Destinations

October 14, 2014

There are some books worth nabbing. First, Elise Fitzpatrick’s Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with Christ is $0.99 for Nook and Kindle. Union with Christ is one of the most important but least understood doctrines there is. When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart is free for Nook and Kindle. Who Am I: Identity In Christ is a free audio book. This book is written by Jerry Bridges and read by Alistair Begg.

One Thing I Want My Kids to Remember About Me is a good reminder for all parents.

In case you were wondering, pot really is bad for you.

Nancy Guthrie writes about The Best Things About the Boring Parts of the Bible.

Let Your Dim, Sin-Stained Light Shine Before The World. ‘Nuff said.

Paul Tripp’s words are directed toward pastors, but what he says is good for all of us. If nothing else, you will gain insight into the mind of the pastor.

Where Is All This Going?

September 26, 2014

Destinations

September 26, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_There are several free ebooks available today. I’m not sure how long they’ll last:

  • 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.

You probably already knew this, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a fan of aborting the poor. Read about it here and here.

Destinations

September 10, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I’ve been saving stuff. Here you go …

For those of you who want to be digging deeper: here is a piece on the Abomination of Desolation. I like the way the author unpacks the passage.

How can we help new people in church? What People Who Are New to Your Church Want You to Know answers this question.

David Murray weighs in on How to Criticize a Preacher. I’m asking for it, I know.

“Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address …” So Russell Moore begins his fairly short piece encouraging the church to address the issue of violence against women.

Here are a couple of interesting sports links. First, The Simple Technology That Accidentally Ruined Baseball discusses what has happened to professional baseball over the past ten years. Interesting. Finally, Kevin DeYoung discusses Three Questions to Help Diagnose Possible Football Idolatry.

Here is some great direction for marriage.

Turns out the info that all of us have heard about the divorce rate is bogus. Here’s a quote:

“And it’s even lower among churchgoers, where a couple’s chance of divorcing is more likely in the single digits or teens.”

Destinations

June 20, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Game of Thrones is HBO’s most popular series, with 18 million viewers. Should believers watch it and shows like it?

Jason Helopoulos discusses 10 personalities that don’t belong in a marriage.

Does time heal all wounds? I think you know the answer.

The simple passage of time does not heal such wounds. Even in the relationship of God with men, God’s forgetting of our sins is a deliberate putting away – under specific circumstances and with good grounds – of that which has caused offense.

Interested in the deep end of the pool in regards to theology? Fred Sanders has 11 theses on the revelation of the Trinity. I’m going to spend some time  camped out here.

How does logic work? I think it is always helpful to think about how we think.

Destinations

April 1, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_These three links in some sense are all related.

First, I’d encourage you to read “Ministering to the Sexually Broken: An Interview with John Freeman.” I know it isn’t talked about much in our circles, but my guess is that sexual brokenness is rampant. Here’s a scary quote:

The average age of exposure to pornography today is seven for boys and nine for girls. Twenty years ago, ten-year-olds didn’t have to decide whether they may be homosexual. Today, the culture often forces this question upon them. Many ten- to twelve-year-olds, wrestling with sexuality, now use the Internet to investigate this.

Since we are on happy topics today, how about the issue of cutting? Yeah, who thinks about that? “Cutting to the Heart of Self-Injury” probably deals with an issue that is far more prevalent than we’d imagine.

When should people get married these days? I’m very much an advocate of early marriage. In my view, those who put it off end up fornicating. Like Paul said, it is better to marry than to burn. Proverbs speaks of the wife of one’s youth. Gene Fant at First things interacts with an article by Charles Murray at the Wall Street Journal, where Murray outlines his five rules for living a happy life. Murray’s first recommendation is: “consider marrying young.”

No longer practical to have young boys in the choir … the surgical solution was surprisingly unpopular …