Where Is All This Going?

September 26, 2014

Dealing with Tragedy

March 26, 2014

Mike Horton explains …

Destinations

November 30, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I appreciated this piece by Barnabas Piper about giving our best effort.

The importance of free speech:

We all know that obedience in the area of thanksgiving can be quite a challenge. This  couple is a wonderful example and encouragement in the face of trial:

Destinations

May 24, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here are a few quick stops that I believe are worth your time.

Relationships are difficult. More specifically, forgiveness is difficult. Here Justin Taylor touches on the responsibility believers have toward those who have hurt them. This is well worth the time it takes to read it.

Most every believer battles depression and discouragement from time to time. Some believers are crippled by it. Here are 7 Tips from John Newton On Battling Depression.

I appreciate everything Justin Holcomb writes. Here he highlights the power of grace in the life of the believer.

Michael Horton is one of the premiere theologians of our day. His family’s roots are in Moore Oklahoma, and his brother and his family still live there. Mike grapples with the age old question of how a good God could allow this awful tragedy to take place.

Destinations

February 9, 2013

Here are some links that are worth your time, even if this is Saturday.

First, here is a helpful piece about how to encourage our children to be morally pure. We have a better weapon than fear of negative consequences.

Teenagers need to know about the risks of promiscuity, as well as about the benefits that total life purity brings. But the most powerful way to impact prom-night decisions is for parents, leaders, and peers to more fully awaken teenagers to God’s Son.

Suffering is something we all go through. Some of us suffer more than others. I haven’t tracked down the background comments for this post (I’m assuming Mark Driscoll said something positive about Joel Osteen.) by Carl Trueman, but his observations from the book of Job about suffering are immensely helpful. Read and remember the next time suffering arrives in your life.

On a lighter note, here are 28 simple ideas that are borderline genius.

Here is a wonderful video from the True Woman ’12 conference. Be sure to hear Joni Eareckson Tada’s poem at the end.

Destinations

January 18, 2013

I’ve been AWOL lately. Next week doesn’t look good either. In fact, the next six weeks look daunting. I’ll do my best to squeeze in what I can.

Abortion no doubt will continue to be a hot topic in this anniversary year of Roe v Wade. Here are a couple of links worth digesting. First, Randy Alcorn states that every life is important no matter how he or she was conceived. Next, Joe Carter highlights nine things people should know about Roe v. Wade.

Continuing with hot topics, it is interesting that a majority of the French seem opposed to same-sex marriage. Who would have guessed? Here is an video by an Irish organization defending man-woman marriage. I think this is the type of argument that needs to be made in our country.

The truth about God should move us to worship God. Put differently, theology should drive doxology. If it doesn’t, theology, the truth about God, needs to be understood in a more personal way. Gerrit Scott Johnson reminds us of this truth using one of our favorite hymns here at Bowman, Come Ye Sinners.

Tim Challies critiques the book The Insanity of God. As he does this he writes of God’s present day miracles. He states that God is still in the miracle working business and that the greatest miracle of all is, of course, conversion.

Finally, don’t miss this short video by Tullian. While it is directed to teachers and preachers, what it says is good for all of us.