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Strengthening Your Marriage in Ministry – (That link will go live very soon) Today, from 8:30 – 5:30 EST, Southern Seminary is live streaming an event called “Strengthening Your Marriage in Ministry.” It features Albert Mohler, CJ Mahaney, Russell Moore, and Dennis Rainey. For those preparing for ministry or serving in ministry now, this could be a great resource to find help as you protect yourself from one of the most vulnerable places Satan uses to attack gospel ministers–Christian marriages.

The Reputation Economy – Further proof that the online world is becoming as real as the real world. “Imagine a world where banks take into account your online reputation alongside traditional credit ratings to determine your loan; where headhunters hire you based on the expertise you’ve demonstrated on online forums such as Quora…”

Righteous Anger – Here are three criteria for righteous anger.

The Lord’s Negative Prodding – John MacArthur follows up an article about God’s positive prodding with one on the Lord’s negative prodding. Both are worth a read.

Tearing People Down – Here is something worth thinking about.Tearing People Down


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