July 30, 2013

Pastors face some interesting temptations in ministry.  Few are greater than the pull to find their acceptance with God based on “successful” they are in ministry.  A Sunday with a high attendance leads to a great afternoon of the pastor felling like he did a good job.  Then a low attendance the next week results in feelings of insecurity and frustration. Jared Wilson knows these temptations well and seeks to address them in The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of… Read more

July 30, 2013

Rarely a day goes by that I don’t hear or see an appeal to karma as a way of warning someone that something bad is about to happen to them.  The popular understanding of karma is the idea that a person’s destiny is determined by the good or bad choices that they make.  In particular, people today tend think of karma as a way that those who have wronged them receive retribution.  The comments usually sound like this, “to the… Read more

July 28, 2013

One of the more encouraging trends to reemerge in the last few years has been an emphasis on family worship.  Family worship is a great tool that parents have to teach and train their children in godliness. It’s also an opportunity to grow together as a family.  This practice has helped us to teach our children, rejoice over answered prayers, and enjoy many laughs.  My goal in this post is to share a couple of tips for having an effective… Read more

July 25, 2013

“The Wedding Vows- 20 Years Later” Steve McCoy’s exploration of what their wedding vows look like twenty years after they first repeated them.  This post is a great reminder of the difficulty and the beauty of marriage.  I pray that God raises up many more marriages like this that reflect his Gospel to the world. “What It’s Like to Get Whacked” When we think of professional football players, we think of the guys who pull down staggering salaries and win… Read more

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