Hey Christians, Say Goodbye to Religious Freedom | The Federalist: David Harsanyi
“The position of these businesspeople, unlike Southern racists decades ago, in no way undermines the newfound right of gay Americans to marry, nor does it inhibit them from enjoying freedom or finding happiness. In this case, only one side is attempting to legislate morality.”
Why Gay Marriage Proponents Can’t Appeal to the Abolitionist Movement | TGC: Ben Reaoch
Useful historical research here for when the Christian view on gay marriage is compared to “the Christian view of slavery.”
Why Gay Marriage Can’t Be Christian Marriage | Patheos: Ben Witherington
Seven brief and persuasive “talking points.” See also Gay Teens Have Higher Rates of Pregnancy than Straight Teens.
Lead Well, At Home | Ed Stetzer
“I don’t simply want my children to survive my ministry life. I want them to thrive in the calling God has placed on our lives. I am passionate about this and have made three personal commitments.”
Want Sustained Happiness? Get religion, study says
Washington Post: “A new study suggests that joining a religious group could do more for someone’s sustained happiness than other forms of social participation, such as volunteering, playing sports or taking a class.”
Living in our Stories | R C Sproul Jr.
Touching and beautiful from R C Jr.: “My parents are wonderful parents. They took me to Disney World when I was a kid; they took me to Sea World when I was a kid. We went to the beach and we went to Washington D.C. and I have all sorts of these kinds of great memories, but do you know what I remember about my childhood? I remember those very ordinary afternoons when my friend Randy, from up on the hill, would come down to my house and we would get out the football and my dad would come out into the yard with us and he would be the quarterback and one of us would be the defensive back and one of us would be the wide receiver and we would run our pass patterns and he would throw the football to us. It might have been 20 minutes or it might have been two hours, but those are the things that I treasure from my childhood. Not the unusual spectacular events, but those ordinary things.”
Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon Edited by David Allen $2.99.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp $4.99.
Recommended New Book
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung.