5 Reasons Not to Give Up on the Marriage Debate by Kevin DeYoung: “I admit six days out of seven I feel mighty pessimistic about the prospects for traditional marriage in America and in the West.. . . That’s how I feel most days. . . . But every once in awhile—maybe one day a week, probably on Sundays—I can’t help but hold out hope for traditional marriage. What if “being on the wrong side of history” is more of a progressive ideology than a foregone conclusion? What if our cultural development is not inexorably locked into either a pattern of secularization and sexual liberation? What if the building block of every successful civilization cannot be redefined as easily as some imagine? Are there any reasons to think traditional marriage can make a comeback?”
Lion or Lamb: Which Do You Need? by Tim Lane: Have you ever considered reading the book of Revelation when you needed some encouragement? Most people avoid this book altogether due to the rich but confusing symbols. I confess, the symbolism can be confusing but once understood, Revelation becomes a very practical comfort in the midst of daily life.
How to Soak Your Children in the Word @ True Woman: No book has affected the world more deeply. How can we raise Bible soaked and saturated children?
“There is not any thing that, in our communion with him, the Lord is more troubled with us for, if I may say so, than our unbelieving fears, that keep us off from receiving that strong consolation which he is so willing to give to us.”— John Owen, The Mortification of Sin (HT: Of First Importance)
Why we need to pray for the persecuted Church: Both Justin Martyr and Keesee give us an important reminder: We pray for that our brothers and sisters in Christ would be strengthened to endure their trials—and we pray that the Lord would continue to grow His church.