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Some helpful articles I’ve bookmarked: Monday is Reformation Day — the 499th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther posted his theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Here are 10 things you should know about the Reformation. Andy Naselli and J. D. Crowley wrote an excellent book on the conscience. Now […]

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Joe Carter asks if there’s even any actual demand for same-sex marriage. David Murray offers a dozen suggestions to stave of Bible reading that’s become boring. I have regularly used a number of these for many years. It’s a very helpful list. I always like to read about what others are reading. Here is a […]

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Some helpful articles from the last week: Denny Burk writes about sexual orientation in, “Is Homosexual Orientation Sinful?” I do not dispute that there is a legitimate distinction to be made between orientation and behavior. I do question, however, whether the Bible supports the notion that only homosexual behavior is sinful while homosexual orientation is […]

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“When Your World Caves In” (Paul Levy) — a sober reminder of the cost of sin in general and the cost (and protection against) sexual sin in particular:  “Recently I’ve spent some time with two friends who were in ministry but have fallen morally and so now find themselves out of a job that they loved, […]

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Addicted to electronic technology?

A week ago at our Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Conference, I gave a presentation on technology addiction.  I gave a brief overview the influence of technology (which is far more than the internet, iPhones, and Facebook), and then demonstrated the relationship between technology and sin:  technology is not inherently sinful, but technology is created with […]

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Living without God?

John Dyer:  From the Garden to the City: Adam and Eve’s clothing, then, was not only designed to protect them from their environment; it also represents their attempt to hide their sinfulness from God. Moreover, they were trying to invent a means by which they could live without God and were therefore acting in rebellion […]

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Some helpful articles from around the Internet.  This week’s articles focus mainly on the topics of technology and counseling: Timothy Raymond has a list of “20 Things Pastors Hear in Counseling.” How many of these are you equipped to help people address biblically? John Piper reminds us why the Psalms are so significant in counseling […]

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Some helpful articles I’ve seen recently: There’s an elephant in the room, except everyone is talking about this one.  James MacDonald recently hosted his “Elephant Room 2” dialog, and invited T. D. Jakes (who has been understood to hold to the heretical view of modalism, regarding the Trinity, not to mention being in the camp […]

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Book blurbs

In the interest of “something is better than nothing,” here are a few blurbs and comments on some books I’ve recently completed reading: Title: Atheism Remix Author: R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Publisher:  Crossway, 2008, 108 pp., $15.99 Recommendation (4-star scale):  Summary: This book is based on a series of four messages that Mohler gave at […]

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Some helpful articles I’ve spotted around the internet recently: John Knight reminds us about the subtle ways in which the agenda of abortion is pushed in the media. “Three continents. Six children dead. Every headline mistaken.” is a tragic tale of the death’s of six innocent children, and a sorrowful demonstration of how far the understanding […]

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Technology and parenting

David Murray has produced some helpful material on technology and its relationship to parenting.  A few days ago he published these short, five lessons for parenting in light of the technological influences of our day: Technology no longer has boundaries Know when to cut it off The difference between preference and addiction Focus on technology […]

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Let the technology buyer beware

Virtually every week I read at least one article or blog post about the influence of technology on our culture. Just this morning I read one post that defended some positive impacts of technology, and specifically, social media.  And I watched a video that was quite entertaining, but of little redeeming value (is this really […]

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Found around the internet in the past week — C. J. Mahaney blogs about “The Pastor and Personal Criticism.” But it’s not just pastors who need to understand the role of criticism in their lives (to produce wisdom and maturity).  We can all benefit from the criticism we receive: If we could mature in wisdom […]

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