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Click here for more "Grab bag" entriesSome helpful articles from the couple of weeks:

  • Greg Lucas offers “Seven Lessons from the Disability Community:”
    1. God is both sovereign and good.
    2. You have been brought into this community for a purpose.
    3. Disability magnifies our vision for joy in the smallest things.
    4. Community brings much needed perspective
    5. Outspoken men are often minorities.
    6. When marriage takes second place to disability, it ends up in last place.
    7. A child with a disabled sibling is anything but typical.
  • Alan Shlemon asks, “Are Homosexuals Born that Way?” His answer offers good and gracious ways to interact with this volatile question.
  • John Piper addresses, “How to Suffer for Doing What is Right.”
  • Have you ever been stuck with not knowing what to say to someone who has experienced the death of a loved one?  Paul Tautges talks about “How to Write a Good Sympathy Card.”
  • With all the recent talk in the blogosphere about the church’s role in sex education (including for married couples and in sermons), here is a seminar from the folks at IBCD that should prove to be both helpful and biblical: “From Idol to Blessing:  How Grace Transforms Our Sexuality.”
  • Accordance offers some tips about how to study a book of the Bible.  While it would be an added benefit to have the Accordance software, the principles apply to Bible study in general, and you will benefit from this video: