March 28, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I hate to mention the issue of homosexuality, but  I think this post is helpful. Kevin DeYoung deals with why this issue isn’t like other areas where Christians might disagree. This issue isn’t like the millennium. As DeYoung writes: “At its root, support for homosexual behavior is not simply a different interpretation of Scripture; it is a rejection of Scripture itself.”

Ever struggle with depression? Here are 8 Causes of Spiritual Depression.

Jen Thron has 5 Hard Things to Pray for your Husband.

I encourage you to read Salvation in a Dementia Ward. Sometimes God takes us to some pretty dark places.

“Found: God’s Will” by John MacArthur is free for Nook and Kindle.

Three Quick Things …

March 21, 2014

First, “How People Change” is free for Nook and Kindle.

Second, Doug Wilson discusses total depravity. If you have questions about what it is, or how it is supported biblically, I encourage you to read this post. It is the deep end of the pool but well worth your time.

Finally, this video reminds me that we have to do more:

Too often what passes for Christianity today is a life legislated by the good example of Jesus and frightened by the threat of divine punishment. But the person who is afraid of sinning because of hellfire isn’t really afraid of sinning; he’s only afraid of burning. He has no love for salvation. He has no stimulus for action except fear and pride. But true faith is swallowed up with such a sense of the glory of Christ that the heart transcends choice in the pleasures of surrender.

–Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr

I’ve written about Duck Dynasty before. Usually, the show is pretty entertaining in a morally clean way (I hope you saw Si’s new hunting dog.). You can watch the show by going to A&E if you don’t have cable. Anyway, here is Phil’s testimony:


March 12, 2013

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

Timothy Brister tells us that Life is too short to be in a hurry. Here’s a quote:

One of the great hindrances to life on mission is being in a hurry. Have you noticed how impossible it is for a hurried person to love someone? They may be physically present, but they are mentally distant.

We’re good at praying for our physical needs and not so good at praying for spiritual issues. This article is about counseling but it helpfully addresses the need to pray more biblically.

Finally, for those of you who are interested in grappling with the Calvinism issue just a bit more, Erik Raymond discusses the the extent of the atonement. This is an issue that is always worth thinking about.



January 22, 2013

Affairs look tantalizing. They seems to offer delight that can’t be found in our marriages. Here is a New York Times article detailing the devastating cost of dalliance.

Women, porn is coming your way. The success of the 50 Shades series has opened the eyes of those who make the stuff to the potential of the female market. Tim Challies writes about the new porn emphases tailored to women.

Today is the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As you no doubt know, 51 million human babies have been slaughtered since then. Russell Moore relates the gospel to abortion.

Our children require energy to raise. Fortunately, there are many technological baby sitters that work for little or no money. But is this a good thing? Here is a helpful short article entitled “Why Not Be Engulfed in Technology?”

Douglas Wilson insightfully deals with the question as to whether faithful Roman Catholics will be saved.


October 26, 2012

If you don’t click on any other links, click and read this one. Stephen Altrogge reminds us that we always only have two choices: fix our eyes on our circumstances or on our Savior.

Michael kelley grapples in a helpful way with this common concept about how we are saved:

That is what it means to be saved. Jesus, when you couldn’t save yourself, tosses you a line at the cross. Just reach up and grab it and He will pull you to safety.

I don’t know anything about the book Deliver Us From Me-Ville. It is free today for Kindle and Nook. It looks interesting.

There is always hope for a Christian marriage. It might not be easy, but there is always hope:

Certain Death

September 14, 2012

So many today want to do their own thing. They are certain that they know more than God. If everyone is doing it, it must be right. This is insanity. Proverbs 14:12 says, “​There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Turn from your sin and run to the One whose yoke is easy and burden is light.

The Order of Salvation

January 11, 2012

Here’s Tim Challies‘ visual take on the order of salvation (Click through to his site for a larger image):