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Russell Moore discusses what “Christian parents need to do when discipling their children to think about gender identity questions, and why hard conversations about controversial topics are essential.”
Speaking of which, this is important news if your children play The Sims. “An update for the latest version of the game, The Sims 4, released on Thursday, dismisses gender boundaries altogether.”
Answers in Genesis tries to pin down a tentative dating for Noah’s ark.
Jared Wilson distinguishes between marks that may mark a fruitful church and marks that definitely do.
“Mosquitoes have been much in the news lately because their bites can spread nasty diseases like the Zika virus, but regardless of whether mosquitoes are carrying a dangerous pathogen, their bites can be exasperating for a simple reason: They itch.” Here’s why.
This Day in 1844. 172 years ago today, English merchant George Williams founded the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) out of his London meetings for prayer and Bible reading. *
Justin Taylor and Thomas Kidd have begun a new blog together titled “Evangelical History.” It should be a good one!
John Piper recently explained why he believes Christians should not be cremated. He returns to a similar subject: Can I gift my body to science?
This short reflection on Satan is so very important. Here’s how it begins: “Satan loves to sail with the wind, and to suit men’s temptations to their conditions and inclinations. If they be in prosperity, he will tempt them to deny God; if they be in adversity, he will tempt them to distrust God; if their knowledge be weak, he will tempt them to have low thoughts of God…”
The gospel is not wishful thinking. It’s not just optimistic or sentimental uplift. It’s the announcement of a fact. —Michael Horton