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  • With the discussion of transgender issues and gender reassignment surgeries increasing, we do well to be informed on those topics.  So consider JBMW‘s article, “What is Gender Reassignment Surgery? A Medical Assessment.”
  • Kevin DeYoung tells us why we ought to give, “Three Cheers for Bill and Hillary Clinton” — at least the Clintons from a decade ago.
  • Church attendance isn’t always a high priority for church members. Josh Thiessen writes about, “The Grace in Going to Church.”
  • Paul writes his young protegé, Timothy, that, “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12). But what if we are believers and are not persecuted? Erik Raymond answers that question in, “How to Think about Persecution When You’re Not Very Persecuted.”
  • When you have a free evening and you decide to go to the movies or rent a video, what should you watch?  Are there any restrictions on a Christian’s liberty?  Or should there be considerations of how we will be entertained?  Here are some of theologian John Frame’s considerations when he watches a movie. And Al Mohler weighed in on a particular recently released movie and how Christians should be thinking about it:  “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
  • Do you have questions about apologetic or moral issues?  Greg Koukl and friends over at Stand to Reason are providing many resources to help believers “think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.”
  • Andy Naselli has compiled a list of trustworthy print resources on the topic of a biblical worldview.
  • It seems easy, but listen to sermons can be hard work (admittedly, pastors sometimes make it harder than it should be); so Phil Ryken tells us, “How to Listen to a Sermon.”

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