Destinations

July 22, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Tullian’s book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, is free for Nook and Kindle, today ONLY.

Mark Altrogge relates six critical truths about anger. Here is the first one: “Anger is not caused by other people or our circumstances. It comes out of our own hearts.”

How might we encourage a fellow saint struggling with sin. David Murray gives some direction.

How should we understand that pesky 1Tim 2:15 passage about women being saved through childbearing? Bill Mounce enlightens.

Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic State warns Christians describes the tragic situation in northern Iraq. Ten years ago there were 100,000 believers in Mosul. Today there are 200.

This is cool:

The other night at church, we watched a Tullian Tchividjian video. He ended by quoting Augustine’s dictum, “Love God and do what you want (please).” Some of us might be uncomfortable with this idea. In the video below John MacArthur expresses essentially the same truth:

Tullian at Liberate

March 6, 2014

If you haven’t watched this video yet, I encourage you to do so. It will be one of the most encouraging hours of your week.

Destinations

February 18, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_There is a ton of good stuff today. Here are four destinations that I believe are worth your time:

Here is a wonderful story of conversion. “Sara’s Story” is worth reading.

Tithing is one of those issues that changes radically from the Old Testament to the New Testament. “Tithing for New Covenant Believers–Yes or No?” helpfully unpacks the concept.

Doug Wilson, one of the brightest and best of our generation, insightfully discusses the issue our our government’s role in the global warming panic in his piece “Weapon of Mass Confusion.”

What should we say to those who are hurting?

Destinations

November 26, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I appreciate this piece by Tullian. It is about a husband who announces that he is going to leave his wife. The wife doesn’t react but instead just keeps loving her husband. In the end, the husband returned physically and emotionally. Even though this is about a husband leaving his wife, the principle Tullian communicates might be applied in our lives at least on a weekly basis. Not that our spouses routinely want to leave us (hopefully). But, all of our mates have difficult days when they can’t seem to love us the way we’d like. The same principle illustrated in this piece needs to be applied in our marriages and lives. As we respond graciously, those we love will eventually come back.

Stephen Altrogge suggests that we should get rid of the word “should.” I’m not sure I completely buy what he’s suggesting.

Finally, I’ve said before that parents have the primary responsibility of discipling their children. This often happens best not as our children are whisked away to youth ministries but rather as they worship and serve with their parents in church. I realize that this only works for children whose parents attend church.

Destinations

November 4, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here are a few items with a definite marriage twist:

First, an excerpt from Tullian Tchividjian’s “One Way Love” about grace and marriage. If you are married and perhaps your relationship doesn’t have the momentum it once had, this is a good read.

Ever wondered about that verse in 1Peter 3 where Sarah called Abraham lord? Greek scholar Bill Mounce explains what exactly is going on.

Russell Moore writes about what he’s learned about women and power from his wife.

Finally, here is a humorous take on what women really want: