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Life & Laundry – Lindsey tells what a P.O.W. taught her about life and laundry.

The Only Intoxication The Bible Advises – “The Song of Solomon appropriately celebrates the only kind of intoxication that the Bible advises, which is that we should be drunk on the love of our wives and husbands, but it celebrates that intoxication with a clear-eyed, morning-after sobriety. It doesn’t present the unimproved, unexamined, sophomoric, sickly sweet cotton candy goo of immature infatuation…”

An Interview – When I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago, I visited a television studio for an interview with David Meredith. You can watch it here if you’re interested.

Appetite for Being Known – Matt Perman shares some notes from a conference keynote address on the appetite for being known. “You have in you an appetite to be known. You will never hear ‘I have enough friends, followers and mentions; my church is large enough; we don’t want any more campuses; I’ve sold enough books.’”

Christians and Homosexuality – Tim Keller takes a look at two different books on homosexuality written by Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction (Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill and Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Alberry. “These are books written by men who are not experiencing their lives as impoverished or sub-human. Their commitment to chastity within the lives God has given them is one of finding fulfillment and identity in their relationship to Christ.”

Why Leaves Change Color – Why do leaves change color? This video answers it.

If you are never born again, you will wish you had never been born at all. —J.C. Ryle

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  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…