Ian and Larissa: One Year Later

From Desiring God: It’s been one year since we released this video, very simply titled: “The Story of Ian and Larissa.” The response was (and continues to be) stunning — over 1.5 million plays online from viewers around the world. But such impressive numbers only faintly echo the measure of grace in the lives of […]

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Who decides?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been collecting articles that indicate moral dilemmas and debates in our culture.  The spectrum of articles I’ve seen is broad. In January, the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision was marked.  Those on either side of the debate are seemingly becoming more entrenched in their positions.  The […]

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Pure Life Conference

After I graduated from college, a friend and I took a few days to go camping and hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains.  One night as we were setting up camp, a similarly aged young man walked over to us from a neighboring site.  Conversation eventually drifted toward faith and Christ and as we talked […]

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The mystery of marriage

Tim Keller: I’m tired of listening to sentimental talks on marriage. At weddings, in church, and in Sunday school, much of what I’ve heard on the subject has as much depth as a Hallmark card. While marriage is many things, it is anything but sentimental. Marriage is glorious but hard. It’s a burning joy and […]

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At Last

Jared Wilson reflects on the joy of a groom seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day: The first song ever sung (by man, anyway) is a love song. Smitten by the vision of his bride for the first time, music erupts from his mouth. And there is the foretaste in this […]

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They are “one flesh”

Mark Dever on unity in the covenant of marriage: The context of this unity of husband and wife is the covenant of marriage; we can tell by what we read here [Mark 10] that this is a hugely important covenant.  In fact it’s so important…that it takes priority over other family relationships — with either […]

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It’s Chick-Fil-A Day

Jesse Johnson, over at Cripplegate, has some biblical and timely thoughts about today’s Chick-Fil-A Day.  An excerpt: Today is Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. Organized by Mike Huckabee (former Governor of Arkansas), the event is intended to show public support and appreciation for the restaurant chain’s founder, who has been vilified because of his support for the […]

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Grab bag

Some helpful articles from the last week: Jon Bloom explains why “God is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything: “Can you imagine how the disciples might have felt if the Lord had explained to them that he would not assume his earthly reign for another 2,000-plus years, during which the Church would gradually and with […]

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