Is Theology Your Idolatry? Nine very good questions to help you see if you love what you learned about God more than God Himself.
The Complicated Life of Lazy Boys. This is really thoughtful and helpful. “There are (at least) five vicious cycles that perpetuate male inactivity. Each highlights a different logic behind our tendency toward laziness and complacency.”
Is the Church Failing Gay Christians? A recent radio program where some professing Christians, some of whom struggle with same-sex attraction themselves, “discuss how churches should treat those in their congregation who are LGBT.”
Sing Your Heart Out. “Many years ago, I had an employer who was intent on trying to provoke me with a variety of sacrilegious jokes and statements. Having just come back from visiting her parents over one Easter weekend, she told me how she had visited their church that Easter Sunday. What she said next left an indelible mark on my thinking about congregational singing for many years. She said, “What I don’t get is why you people don’t sing like you believe what you are singing?”
LifeWay Pulls Heavenly Tourism Books Off Shelves. I am very happy about this. I am sad it took so long. “LifeWay Christian Resources has stopped selling all ‘experiential testimonies about heaven’ following consideration of a 2014 Southern Baptist Convention resolution on ‘the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife.'”
Dating a Non-Virgin. “What should I do if I’m dating someone who didn’t wait for marriage before meeting me?”
Get to Know Yourself. Excellent stuff. “The Bible is an inestimable treasure because of what it teaches me about God, but it is equally valuable for what it teaches me about me. It does not reveal only the truth about deity, but also about humanity.”
Raising Kids in a Hyper-Sexualized World. If you are a parent, I don’t know how you wouldn’t want to read this: “As a father, how do you shepherd your children in our hyper-sexualized culture?”
7 Lessons Learned from 30+ of Pastoral Ministry. The wisdom here goes beyond pastoral ministry and is helpful for anyone with breath in their lungs.
Tattoos for the Soul. Joe Thorn gives some good words on the good of confessions. If you aren’t familiar with confessions or if you are adverse to them, this will be particularly helpful for you. “Proper confessions of faith, like Westminster, or the 1689 Baptist Confession, serve four purposes…”
We Complain Because We Forget. “The antidote to spiritual amnesia is making every effort to recall and remember God’s gracious deliverance. The fact that you — a sinner who was an enemy of God — are now a beloved child is a miracle. Don’t let that wonder ever fade. Remember.”
Deviled Eggs Hatchlings. A fun idea for Easter. And the lady seems a little insane.