My gratitude goes to BJU for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you about their upcoming CoRE Conference which will appeal especially to those involved in counseling.
Yesterday I shared a long list of Black Friday deals. I updated the list a number of times throughout the day and most of the deals remain active through the weekend.
“Over the last twenty years, I’ve had several great fathers in the faith. These men of God reached down to invest in me, and were far enough ahead of me that they could guide, challenge, and spur me on.” Marshall tells what he learned from them and encourages young men to find similar mentors.
Ryan Higginbottom: “While there’s nothing wrong with any of these seasonal extras, here’s the truth I tend to miss. My experience of Christmas will be far deeper and more joyful if I’m connecting my activities to the Biblical truths of Christmas.”
Jonathan Noyes says that “many public schools have settled for teaching your students what to think, not how to think. In the process, the pursuit of truth is abandoned for an ideology, and any speech against that ideology is stifled.” This being the case, it’s especially important for parents to be aware and be involved.
Stephen Kneale, who recently explained why he doesn’t believe the Bible mandates physical discipline (but rather permits it) goes on to describe a broader principle. “I think many of us are very quick to baptise and sanctify our applications, assuming the form of what we do is necessarily what scripture prescribes, when the most we can really say is this is alegitimate, permissible application rather than the specific requirement on all believers.”
“I didn’t get to share the gospel even once. I didn’t get to tell people that God loved them. That Jesus died for them. Friendly conversations would more often than not become one-sided where I couldn’t get a word in.” Despite this, Adam explains why ministry is valuable, even when it doesn’t lead to direct opportunities to share the gospel.
“In the African traditional culture, there are a lot of things that define manhood.” This article at TGC Africa explains biblical manhood over against traditional African notions of it.
Dealing with interruptions requires an awareness that God is sovereign and you are not. When you trust a sovereign God you know that no interruption has caught God by surprise. This frees you from outbursts of anger or depths of despair.
We’re not adrift in chaos. We’re held in the everlasting arms. And this makes a difference. We can be at peace and we can accept.—Elisabeth Elliot