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Is Tithing Biblical? (Video)

Tom Schreiner answers in a helpful little video from Southern Seminary.

Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?

“We do well to seek and affirm women’s voices in vast areas of church life. However, … our desire to encourage women’s influence beyond children’s, youth, and women’s ministries can potentially lead women (and men) to inadvertently demean caretaking roles in the church. In other words, the fact that women should never be held to just children’s ministry shouldn’t lead us to belittle the importance of the work, disparage the women who joyously serve there, or minimize our own commitment to youth discipleship.”

A Brief, Biblical Response to the Stoicism of Tim Ferriss

Donald Whitney engages the Stoicism of ultra-popular author Tim Ferriss. “I really appreciate the fact that although Tim lives on the cutting edge of technology and culture, he seeks wisdom from old paths. In the long run, however, I believe Stoicism will greatly disappoint him. I’d love to tell Tim that there is another ancient path that welcomes those who, like Tim, search for truth. It’s footing is much more sure, and it leads to a destination infinitely more glorious than that of Stoicism.”

Ligonier’s Tabletalk Magazine

Explore Tabletalk magazine’s new online home for fresh articles, daily Bible studies, and columns from R.C. Sproul and many other trusted pastors and Bible teachers. (Sponsored link)

The Nashville Statement’s Imperfect Clarity

Samuel James interacts with some of the praise and criticism of The Nashville Statement. If you’re interested in assessments of its strengths and weaknesses, this is a good place to begin.

Hope for the Perfectionist

“Perfectionism paints a pretty, promising picture for us of the picture perfect life. It tells us if we hold to the standard of perfection, then our lives will be perfect. Our hearts will be at rest and our minds will be at peace. In reality, perfectionism leaves us exhausted, frustrated, anxious, and hopeless.”

New Music

Here are a few new albums you may enjoy: In Part EP by Citizens; A Home and a Hunger by Caroline Cobb; QuietHymns by Matthew Smith.

Did God Bless the Egyptian Midwives for Lying?

In this episode of the Word Matters Podcast, Brandon and Trevin answer a question raised in Exodus 1, “Did God bless the Hebrew midwives for deceiving Pharaoh?”

Flashback: On Nude Celebrities, Virtual Voyeurs, and Willing Victims

As Christians we are called by Jesus to love our neighbors as ourselves—we are to have compassion on them for their sin and folly. Whatever else we see in this sad story, let’s see this: As Christians, we must refuse to participate in further victimizing those who are victims of sin.

A little sin, without a great of mercy, will damn a man. —Thomas Brooks