Sandy Hook and the Revolt Against Death

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An odd thing happened to me the night before the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My wife and I had watched a recorded episode of Parenthood in which Kristina, a wife and mother, very nearly passes away in a hospital.  The recording she had made for her children, in the event of her death, was [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/17/12 – Children, Shootings and God’s Plan; Living on the Cliff-Edge; Lessons of “Zero Dark Thirty”

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/17/12: Amy Julia Becker, Patheos/Thin Places: “Advent is a time of longing, of crying out for God to continue to break into this broken world and make it right. And so, with anger and fear and sorrow and the thinnest wisp of hope, we cry out. Come, Lord Jesus. Come into the horror. [Read More...]

Gloriously Ruined: Tullian Tchividjian on Suffering

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Renowned pastor and writer Tullian Tchividjian explains the subtle ways in which God works through suffering to draw us to his grace. [Read more...]

Overcoming Sex Addiction

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Yesterday, in the light of a new book by pastor T. C. Ryan on his struggle with a pornography addiction, I reflected on the nature of sex addiction and addictions generally.  The basic dynamics of addiction, I suggested, are identical to the basic dynamics of sin.  We are made to rest in God and God’s [Read More...]

A Must-Read Testimony

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Here’s a testimony you have to read.  I know the story well, since I shared a home with Tara and her family for a year, and since Tara and I were in a small writing group together.  I’m a big fan of hers, and she has an extraordinary story to tell:  Scott, my husband of [Read More...]


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