Top Five Mistakes in Marriage?

What, in your view, are the top five mistakes made in marriage by couples? I got this question from Gretchen Rubin here. Her top five are: 1. Wanting the gold stars of appreciation.2. Using a snappish tone.3. Getting angry about a fixed trait.4. Score keeping.5. Taking her husband for granted. [Read more...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 80

Once again, James draws us into the world of Jesus. James 5:6 reads: “You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.” A more literal reading, here quoting from the NASB, tells a different story: “You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.” The NIV [Read More...]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 4 (RJS)

The second section of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with fine-tuning and natural theology in the context of a number of scientific theories and observations. The first of these relate to cosmology and the fundamental constants of the universe.  We discussed some of this [Read More...]

Marriage as Parable of Permanence 2

We started yesterday, with a post of our own, a series on marriage by examining the recent book of John Piper’s called This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. Question added at 9:25am CT (find at bottom of post).John Piper, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis (or St Paul — the same to me), chooses [Read More...]