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Guarding Our Eyes

Al Martin writes about guarding our eyes. “In our visually soaked generation, addiction to sexual uncleanness and unrestrained covetousness are common sins. We will not make progress in growing in grace if we do not rear back and roar a thundering No to the many voices that call us to compromise our consciences.”

On the Use of Personal Pronouns or Should I Use My Trans Neighbor’s Preferred Pronoun?

According to this article, the short answer is “no.” But the long answer is worth reading as well. “What concerns us is not merely what a preferred gender pronoun is, but also what it means. ‘XY and her, please and thank you,’ means rebellion against God. It means that man, not God, is the measure of all things. It means that man is man’s own God, and reality bends to his wishes (or her or zim or sie or em or ver or ter).”

The Exodus – Lost and Found

Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle is showing for one night at theaters across the country. This film is suitable for the entire family and raises giant questions about the location where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, as well as its implications on your view of God. Join Timothy Mahoney as he retraces the steps of Moses and the Israelites, hearing ideas from all sides of the debate as you journey back to the land of the Bible in search of answers to one of the Bible’s biggest mysteries; where is the lost sea of the Exodus, and what really happened there? The event features a panel discussion afterward with Ken Ham, Kay Arthur, Janet Mefferd, Jeremy Lyon & Todd Starns. As many know, the historical credibility of the Bible is under great attack today. Buy your tickets now! (Sponsored Link)

Should I Be Baptised Against My Parents’ Wishes?

I appreciate Adam Ch’ng’s pastoral tone in this article from TGC Australia. “All of you now face an important decision: will you be baptised against your parents’ wishes? Some of you have been told to wait until you graduate and others until your grandparents die. I know how much you love your parents and want to honour them. And I see how deeply you love your heavenly Father and want to follow him. I hope that these brief thoughts might help you make a wise and prayerful decision.”

You Don’t Like goop Because of The Patriarchy

Anne Kennedy: “For me, as I approach the internet in these dark early-morning hours with all the caution and sarcasm I can muster, it seems we are on the edge of peak decadence, if not rolling wildly down the other side of that predestined slope.”

The Deadliest Disaster at Sea Killed Thousands, Yet Its Story Is Little-Known. Why?

Essentially, because it happened at the end of a very bad war to the nation that caused that very bad war.

Should My Husband Pray with Me More?

John Piper answers this one by providing reasons a husband should want to pray with his wife.

Living In Far Away Problems

As we become ever-more attuned to the global, it’s important to continue to emphasize the local.

Flashback: The Hidden Beauty of a Bad Sermon

We sat through some pretty awful sermons, some of which were undoubtedly mine. But we considered it a privilege. We counted it joy.

Our true identity is given to us by God, not discovered by us within. —Matt Fuller