A La Carte (12/19)
Dr. Mohler writes about Rick Warren and his choice to pray at Obama’s inauguration. “It doesn’t take much. We would all like to be considered cool. Cultural opposition is a tough challenge and bearing public hatred is a hard burden. Being cool means being considered mainstream, acceptable, and admirable.”
On Sex Within Marriage
Piper pens a very useful article on this question: “How should a husband and wife manage having opposite sex-drives?” He says, “Compete with each other about how to bring the other person joy, to maximize the other person’s gladness and satisfaction.” Now that does not solve the problems, but it gives you an orientation that is so wholesome and so helpful.”
Get Thee Behind Us
Christianity Today writes about a company that will send “mystery worshipers” to your church to help gauge how your church performs in welcoming visitors. Mark Galli writes, “It’s hard to know where to begin. This is a near-perfect example of what happens when we let marketing experts into the church building.”
Deal of the Day: The Truth of the Cross
For a donation in any amount, Ligonier Ministries will send you a copy of R.C. Sproul’s excellent little book The Truth of the Cross.