- Douglas Groothuis offers wise counsel on listening to sermons in “A short theology of listening.” An excerpt:
Listen . . . with all your might; hear the living and active word. The teaching and preaching of God’s imperishable word is truly a sacred event whereby the Truth penetrates hearts and minds, consciences are quickened, sin is disclosed, salvation is offered, wisdom is imparted . . . if we listen, if we actively engage ourselves in hearing, if we participate as the Holy Spirit works in our midst.
- Byron Yawn reminds us that we never move beyond the gospel for it is the power for producing “Families Out of Disasters & Wives Out of Harlots:”
But you never move beyond the Gospel to a more sophisticated or timely wisdom. There is no more intricate or relevant wisdom than the cross. God has nothing more to offer. Its simplicity, which we take for granted, is also its complexity. It is not moved beyond. You don’t get over it. You wade into it its vastness. What should astound us is its ever-deepening and infinitely unfolding depth of wisdom.
- A recent report by USA Today, “More Americans tailoring religion to fit their needs,” reveals why Yawn’s article is so important.
- More feedback on the topic of Alzheimer’s and divorce from Joni Eareckson Tada and Russell Moore.
- What is biblical counseling? The Biblical Counseling Coalition asked a variety of biblical counselors to offer their definitions.
- Tim Challies’ review of a biography on Leonard Ravenhill is also a helpful guide to a better life of prayer.