Brothers, Serve in the Nursery | TGC: Samuel Emadi
“Spending an hour with 10 two-year-olds every Sunday may not stretch your preaching skills, but it might just be what the Lord uses to make you a more compassionate and faithful church member in the present and church leader in the future. Nursery service is a great way to grow to love the children in your church—you may just find that requests for their salvation and faithfulness become part of your regular routine in prayer.”
We Distinguish: The Importance of Theological Distinctions | Ref21: Mark Jones
“The Reformed theological world – not to mention the broader theological world – might be a lot better off today if we were able to make sound theological distinctions.”
Teaching Our Children The Raw Parts of Scripture | Christward Collective: Nick Batzig
“As a pastor, I sometimes have parents express concern about that to which their young children are being exposed in church. Whether it is a reference to the Old Covenant sign of circumcision going on the male reproductive organ or some part of a biblical story being discussed in Sunday School–there is no way to avoid exposing our children to the raw portions of Scripture in a biblically faithful church. In fact, I would suggest that we are called to expose them to the reality of these things in the right way.”
The Gospel, Marriage, and Sexual Schismatics | Trevin Wax
“It baffles me that one would blame the schisms across the Western Church today on those who uphold Christianity’s historic sexual ethic instead of those who advocate for a sexual revisionism that would have been unfathomable to the generations of the Christians who came before us and, even today, shocks the consciences of the vast majority of Christians outside the West. Only in Western cultures do we call churches “affirming.” Outside the West, the term is “apostate.””
The Great Vision of Christian Education | Desiring God: Justin Taylor
Ten foundational truths.
Does Contraception Really Prevent Abortions | The Federalist
This is not an argument against contraception; rather, it’s against contraception as a way to reduce abortion. “After fifty plus years of the current approach, we still struggle with “unintended” or “unwanted” pregnancies, ultimately leaving us with over a million abortions a year. The notion that the answer to this dilemma is more contraception, which is at the heart of much of our public policy, is a notion that has little support in the lived experience of people who have embraced abortion.”
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