On happiness: a theological outline | Reformation21 Blog: Scot Swain
Here’s a theological primer on happiness.

There But for the Grace of God Go I | Tim Challies
Tim doesn’t like this phrase, at least not what it often implies.

Your Antidote for Awe Amnesia | Paul Tripp
“We have lost our wonder and, in so doing, have shrunk our souls to the size of momentary, earthbound hopes and dreams. Because we have, we get disappointed, mad, and envious too quickly.”

4 Lessons for the Bedeviling Sanctification Debate
“When we behold the glory of Christ in the gospel, it reorders the loves of our hearts so we delight in him supremely, and the other things that have ruled our lives lose their enslaving power over us. This is sanctification by going deeper into the gospel, but it’s not merely telling yourself you are accepted and forgiven, as foundational as that is. In The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson shows us how important it is for preaching and pastoral effectiveness to get this straight.”

Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue | Free eBook by R C Sproul
“Friday will mark the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In light of this, Reformation Trust is making the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul’s Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue free to download until the end of the month. We encourage you to download this ebook and share it with your family, friends, and church community.”

What do I love about C.H. Spurgeon’s ministry that is largely overlooked? | Practical Shepherding
“Pastors, don’t lose sight of the sick, suffering, and afflicted in your congregation for the more glamorous parts of pastoral ministry.  In fact, I believe it is the faithfulness of our labors in the trenches that God uses to make our public ministries more useful and powerful.  Especially, if we are willing to take risks. ”

The Book of Proverbs is Not a Parenting Manual
“Proverbs is not a how-to manual for raising children. There, I’ve said it! Now, before you shoot me, at least hear me out.”

Kindle Books

Innocent Blood: Challenging the Powers of Death with the Gospel of Life by John Ensor $1.99.

Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation by Joel Beeke and William Boekestein $4.99.

Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet $1.99.

New Book

The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters by Sinclair Ferguson. At last, a book version of the lectures that have helped so many thousands through the years.

Another recent book by Sinclair and Derek Thomas is Ichthus: Jesus Christ, God’s Son, the Saviour.


‘Miraculous’ results from new MS treatment – Telegraph
“A pioneering new stem cell treatment is reversing and then halting the potentially crippling effects of multiple sclerosis.” A young men in my congregation has already benefitted from this wonderful treatment developed in Chicago.