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Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Crisis

“The centers’ chief resource is the empathy and commitment of peer counselors, most of whom are volunteers. Their generosity and compassion in answering hotlines, providing unscheduled consultations, and giving ongoing help to clients is the key to the centers’ success. Any center can offer compelling stories of assistance rendered to clients—couples living in cars who were helped to rent apartments, single mothers who were given respite childcare, high school dropouts who were helped to find jobs and to obtain degrees.”

Marty and Frank (Video)

In this satirical video, Martin Luther and Pope Francis discuss justification and tuberculosis.

Are You “Struggling” With Sin?

“If you use the language of ‘struggling,’ you should actually be struggling. That should mean that you are seeking the way of the Spirit to escape from your sin (1 Cor. 10:13), that you are removing every possible obstacle to your overcoming this pattern (Matt. 18:9), and that you are relying on others in the Body of Christ to hold you accountable and to shepherd you out of it (Gal. 6:1-4).”

Does the Bible Have Errors or Contradictions? (Video)

“Does the Bible have errors or contradictions?” Dr. Robert Plummer answers in Honest Answers.

Ten Lasting Fruits of the Reformation

Joel Beeke: “How did the Reformation change the church and the world? Here are ten lasting fruits in which the Reformation made a significant difference.”

Why I Still Don’t Much Care for Karl Barth

“A recent and significant article about Karl Barth’s personal life is making some waves.” Some new research has turned up some shocking information.

The Hole in the World

Rebecca writes about the holes that we all experience in this life.

Flashback: Those Exquisite Forms of Love That Do Not Speak Your Language

When I demand that people speak my preferred love language, when it becomes the one way I receive love, I unnecessarily narrow my experience of love. I miss out on all of those “exquisite forms of love that do not speak my language.”

Sanctification will be marked by penitence more than perfection. —Kevin DeYoung