3 negative consequences of having too many options | Musings of a Christian Psychologist
“I prefer having choices to make over not having the option to choose how I spend my time. And yet, just like any medication you might take, the freedom to choose brings with it some potentially dangerous side effects. I’d like you to think about 3 and then consider a couple of modifications about how you make choices.”

Why Won’t God End My Suffering? | Desiring God
“I don’t remember the day I was diagnosed with a physical disability. I was only three years old. Disability is something that has always been a part of my life, and it probably always will.”

5 Effects of Living with Abuse | Brad Hambrick
“Abuse is an event(s) with lingering consequences. That is what the question, “I said I was sorry, why are you still upset?” misses. Abuse is an event more like a house fire than a cigarette burn. A burn produces initial pain, but heals with little more than scar. A house fire has more far reaching consequences.”

Turning 40 While Single and Childless | Bethany Jenkins
“Four weeks shy of turning 40, I’m still single and childless.”

Faults to Avoid in Public Prayer | The Christward Collective
Samuel Miller set out 18 common mistakes that ministers, elders and deacons should labor to avoid when leading the congregation in public prayer.

Sunday Soccer and Small Christianity | Desiring God
“Reading the New Testament, I see that Christianity is many things. But one thing it isn’t: a weekend option between soccer practices.”

Does Porn Use Disqualify a Pastor? | Desiring God
John Piper responds to the survey that found only 8% of pastors said yes, that a pastor using porn should resign. When the question was asked of adult Christians, 41% said yes, a pastor should be fired, or asked to resign.

Kindle Books

For your non-Kindle book buying needs please consider using Reformation Heritage Books in the USA and Reformed Book Services in Canada. Good value prices and shipping.

Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us by Benjamin Watson $3.99.

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight $1.99. 366 Amazon reviews!

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf $1.99. Not a Christian book but a writer who has a real insight into the impact of our culture on.


Life in Osborn: A Detroit Documentary
PRTS Video Producer, Darryl Bradford, was one of the cameramen who worked on this documentary that’s just been made freely available:

Life in Osborn is the story of hope for one of Detroit’s most-blighted neighborhoods. Chronicling the efforts of the Detroit-based non-profit Life Remodeled to make a sustainable difference in the northeast Detroit community that once was the most violent ZIP Code in the United States, Life in Osborn follows the project centered on a makeover of Osborn High School, the amazing transformation of deeply depressed, cynical and skeptical Osborn resident Pandora Ingram, who lost a son to gang violence, and the efforts of 10,000 volunteers from businesses, churches and Osborn residents on a memorable journey of sometimes dark urban life mixed with occasional humor and pervasive hope of a formerly proud working-class neighborhood’s attempt to reclaim its heritage.