Crossway has a few relationship-focused books on sale this week:
- What Is the Meaning of Sex? by Denny Burk—$3.99
- Sex, Dating, and Relationships by Gerald Hiestand & Jay Thomas—$3.99
- Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God by C.J.Mahaney—$4.99
- Sex and Money by Paul Tripp—$5.99
This is a good post by Adam Ford:
For 7 years I have lived with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety. It has completely changed my life. I have written and drawn about these things before and the response has proven to me that there are tons of Christians who relate to my story. This probably includes people you know. I also know that many are hesitant to tell others about their struggles. So for them, based on my experience, I compiled a little list of things you should know about your Christian friends and family who struggle with anxiety.
John Piper offers his perspective.
Wise leaders listen to wise people. Because the people we listen to impact our decisions, our attitudes, and our perceptions, it is critical that we listen to the right people. A leader who listens to the wrong people is just as foolish as a leader who doesn’t listen at all. Here are four types of people leaders must not listen to.
Why does gossip taste so good? Ironically, while gossip’s content usually focuses on other people, at its core, gossip is really about me. It promises to make me feel a certain way about myself. We gossip because of what gossip promises to do for us. Therefore, when we gossip, we’re serving and worshiping ourselves (perhaps that’s why Paul lists gossip as a sin of idolatrous people in Romans 1:29).
Revive Our Hearts has put together what looks to be a promising simulcast prayer event for women, which will air on September 23. Check out the site for details.
Thomas S. Kidd:
But doesn’t the Bible prohibit violent resistance against the established authorities, in passages like Romans 13 and I Peter 2? (I have written about whether the Bible should have prohibited the American Revolution in an earlier post.) I would argue, at a minimum, that these passages set a high bar for when violent resistance or revolution might become an acceptable option for Christians.
This prayer from Scotty Smith is one I can definitely affirm (and echo).
A favorite from the archives:
I serve in children’s ministry because I get to teach kids the Bible and be a part of making disciples. Children’s ministry is not (or shouldn’t be) the church’s babysitting ministry. It’s not telling nice stories where you’re a David or a Daniel. It is intentional evangelism and discipleship. And it is a slow (with a capital S-L-O-W) burn.