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Leading the Church While Leading Your Family - This is a fantastic article for church leaders and anyone else. Seriously, give it a read. “ Can we really be effective pastors and good husbands and dads? Do we really have to choose between the church and our family?”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the U.S.. Justin Holcomb has provided a list of recommended resources related to training, protection and recovery.

Bill O’Reilly, Gay Marriage, and the Bible - Rick Phillips provides a helpful addition to the many articles related to gay marriage. O’Reilly presupposes that the Bible is not an acceptable source of authority for our culture. Conservatives must accept that liberals will not listen to Scripture and therefore craft a moral consensus on grounds other than the Bible. What he fails to realize is that apart from God and his Word, the only moral consensus possible to man is an evil pagan idolatry.”

Sexual Sin Is a Corporate Affair - Harry Schaumburg: “When we take the gospel seriously we not only correctly understand the nature of sexual immorality, we must become proactive in taking corporate responsibility for the sexual maturity and sexual problems within our local church. … Our response to the existence of sexual sin within the church reveals a lot about our own spiritual, relational, and sexual maturity, as well as those with whom we fellowship.”

All Hail Maggie Smith - Maggie Smith has gained lots of acclaim for her role in Downton Abbey. Gina Dalfonzo looks at her as someone who is willing to age with dignity.

Life is not measured by length but by depth. Birthdays tell us how long we have been on the road, not how far we have travelled. —Vance Havner