John Piper Meets the Moonies – A helpful article that demonstrates how John Piper has dealt with false teaching, particularly that of the Moonies.
A Better Way – “As Christians, when we see lost people acting like lost people, what should be our response? … I fear that too often the Christian response in the United States is one of protest — protesting slaves because they have the wrong master, picketing the blind because they cannot see. How could we get this so wrong?” There is a better way.
321: The Gospel – The Story of God, the World, and You – another way to share the gospel message.
Gospel-Centered Ambition – “There is inherent in the life of the Christian and the church what I call a content ambition, or perhaps an ambitious contentment.”
Note to Self: “You are a New Creation” – “my salvation includes more than justification, and I’m prone to forget it….I’m not the same person I was before Christ, now pardoned. I’m different.”
A Possible Marriage Saver in Nine Steps – “The way to think about this marriage saver biblically is that it is an effort to see Colossians 3:13 fleshed out in real life: ‘Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other.’ There is both ‘bearing with’ and there is ‘forgiving.’ How do they mingle in marriage?”
Before You Take a Sip, Consider This & The Christian and Alcohol – “I’ve never seen a beer commercial featuring battered children, broken lives, fractured families, or teenage amputees.” This is a wonderfully balanced summary of a sermon on a text frequently cited in order to revel in our freedom. Read it with grace and truth. (cf. Ambivalence about Alcohol)
Don’t Just Share Your Testimony – “Note that the text calls Paul’s speech a ‘defense.’ That’s probably a better description than a ‘testimony,’ and offering a defense is probably a better goal for us than merely sharing our story.”
How Can We Teach Children About Worship? – “I was struck by the fact that children learn what they see us do….Here are seven commitments with regard to teaching our children using concrete actions.”
Living with Cerebral Palsy – “This is a [tremendously convicting] story of how Roger finds hope in the midst of living with cerebral palsy.”
Why the Silence? – Dr. Doran goes behind the curtain to answer why the media is being silent about the Dr. Gosnell atrocities.
Beware: The Bible Is About to Threaten Your Smartphone Focus – “Why should we think of the Facebook app threatening the Bible app? Why not the Bible app threatening the Facebook app, and the email app, and the RSS feeder, and the news?”
Death of Y.O.L.O – You Only Live One? Let me introduce you to Resurrection Sunday!
Of First Importance – This blog provides short, daily “heart-stirring insights on the good news about Jesus” — a perfect way to start your day. Here are a couple of my favorites — Hell Grasped a Corpse and Met God & Some name, some title, some attribute of Christ.
Dear Pastors, Please Quit Picking On Video Games – “See, here’s the thing: video games aren’t really the problem.”
Some insightful articles on responding in faith to what has happened in Boston.
- Are My Children Safe? A Christian Parent’s Response to the Boston Bombings
- We’ll never understand it. But do we have to?
- When the Bombs Exploded in Boston
Some humor to close with: