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(Yesterday on the blog:  The Difference Between Lament and Grumbling)

(Some) Theology Matters

I sat there with tears in my eyes looking at the handsome wooden box wherein the remains of my friend lay—after a rapid and sudden decline—a Christian brother so universally beloved the church building was bursting its capacity, the fire was rekindled. And it burned white hot.” This one is well worth reading.

Andy Stanley Aims at Heresy

“Earlier this year, Stanley brought controversy when he argued in a sermon that the Christian faith must be ‘unhitched’ from the Old Testament. He claimed that ‘Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well.'” Al Mohler provides a response.

5 Ways to Write History as a Christian

Justin Taylor looks a 5 different ways that Christians write history.

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Slang

I went through this guide with my own teens and found that they are familiar with most of it (at least until the final section). Parents may want to give it a look.

The Redemptive-Historical End Zone Verse

I enjoyed reading this theological reflection from Nick Batzig.

Why Is My Child Disabled?

John Piper responds to a difficult question. “One of the things that makes all sorrows even more sorrowful is that they are often such opposites of what we hoped for, prayed for, and expected. That’s certainly true for Josh and his wife. ”

Behold Your Mother 

“When I pastored a mostly elderly congregation, I was shocked at the cavalier attitude of their Christian children. These were otherwise professing, faithful, generous believers who, nonetheless, seemed dismissive about their parents.”

Flashback: My Own Personal Bollywood

The Hollywood fantasy tells us that we can meet a soul-mate, feel a powerful relational connection, and experience perfect, regret-free sexual intimacy all in the span of just a few scenes.

4 Things You Need To Know About Apologetics

Zondervan Academic sponsored the blog this week and I’m very thankful. Sponsors keep the blog going!

In this life, victory often looks like endurance. —Mark Dever