How Same Sex Marriage Will Affect Friendship. It is not a slippery slope fallacy if the slope is, in fact, slippery. “Matthew Franck explains the unintended effect same-sex marriage will have on friendships in our society…”
A Brief Word About Science & the Word. Often times people think science is opposed to Christianity, however, the opposite is true. “A Christian understanding of revelation provides a basis for science and it limits science all at the same time.”
Advice to Guys Who Want to Date My Daughter (From a Father Who Has Been There). Some very good (& needed) words of wisdom for young men who want to date. I particular enjoy the first point. “First, treat my daughter as you would treat your sister—with absolute purity. David Powlison observes: ‘All women except one—your wife—are in the category of mother, grandmother, sister, daughter. Your girlfriend or fiancee is a ‘sister’ first of all and should be treated as such.’”
Getting It Right. Douglas Wilson brings an excellent parable about the nature of true, saving faith.
6 Reasons to Study Doctrine. Six reasons why studying doctrine is not something relegated to those with the spiritual gift of nerd.
Bleep! Why Christians Shouldn’t Cuss. Great stuff. I especially appreciate the last point. “In the end language is to be used for what glorifies God. A handy rule may be that if you aren’t prepared to use a particular word in your prayer to God then you shouldn’t be using it in your conversations with others.”
Pastor Saeed’s Letter to His Daughter. While being imprisoned for an 8 year sentence in Iran for preaching the gospel, “Saeed Abedini…writes an encouraging and beautiful letter to his daughter on her eighth birthday.”
Joan or John? Russell Moore envisions a situation many pastors will most likely face. “Joan tells you that when she was 20 she began the process of ‘transitioning’ from life as a man to life as a woman. She underwent extensive hormone therapy, followed by extensive plastic surgery—including so-called ‘gender reassignment surgery.’ She’s lived for the past 30 years—physically and socially—as a woman. ‘I want to do whatever it takes to follow Jesus,’ Joan tells you. “I want to repent . . . I just, I don’t know how to do it.’” What do you do?
Will Christians Be Left Behind? “Is the rapture taught in the Bible?” It may come as a shock to learn that many Bible-believing Christians today doubt the rapture, and that most Christians throughout history had never even heard of it.
Achieving Bible Fluency. Want to know the Bible fluently? Check out this very encouraging ministry.
The Best Parts of the Boring Parts of the Bible. “Let’s admit it, there are certain parts of the Bible we skim because . . . well . . . because we think they’re boring. They’re repetitive, overly detailed, full of names and places we can’t pronounce. So why bother with them? There are many reasons — not the least of which is that even the parts of the Bible we deem to be boring are significant because they are God’s word to us. Here’s my top ten list of the best things about the boring parts of the Bible.”
The Solemnization of Marriage. This is why Christians are serious about marriage staying defined as one man and one woman.
The Best Gun Ever Made.