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How Are You Doing? – R.C. Sproul Jr. answers this question: How are you doing on the anniversary of your daughter’s passing? “It is never a good thing when the phone rings in the middle of the night. Neither is it a good thing when my phone rings in the middle of class, especially when the call is from home. I took the call. There was, understandably, some uncertainty on the other end of the line. I tore out of the classroom and into my car.”

The Fading Glory of Sex – This is an important article. “Yes, sex can and should be glorious when shared between a married man and woman. But, friend, remember this. It is but a fading glory. Your body’s decay is making sure of that. As Piper reminds us, marriage is only momentary.”

8 Point Interpretation of Genesis 3:15 – Here’s an interesting look at what our first parents could have known from the first preaching of the Gospel. It’s good to step back and, for a moment, to forget that we know how the story progresses.

Two Is Better Than One – I love it when we receive confirmation that God’s ways really are the best. Al Mohler points to an article showing the economic consequences of abandoning marriage. “Put bluntly, the failure to marry dramatically increases the likelihood of poverty and continued economic retreat.” Mohler concludes, “All this is testimony to the power of marriage, and to the fact that marriage is one of the greatest gifts God has given his human creatures.”

Stop Slandering Christ’s Bride – Joe Carter tells us to stop generalizing and saying, “Christians aren’t speaking to this issue” (whatever the issue is). “The surest sign that thousands of Christian in church congregations across the country are talking about an issue is that someone will claim that believers in America are not talking about it.”

It is a reading age, a preaching age, a working age, but it is not a praying age.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.