How to Boost Your (and Others’) Emotional Intelligence | Harvard Business Review
Here are five critical steps for developing EQ.

Dealing with Abusive Men
A powerful, powerful blog post.

The Exponential Growth of Classical Christian Education | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, TGC
Here’s an encouraging education story — not many of these around:

On a Monday morning 17 years ago, Russ Gregg quit his job because of a sermon he’d heard the day before about ‘venturing something for God that’s a little bit crazy.’ So he left his position as development director for a Christian school in one of Minneapolis’s wealthiest suburbs in order to launch a classical Christian school in one of the city’s poorest, most violent neighborhoods. Without teachers, parents, a building, or financial support, Gregg was determined to love his neighbors as he loved himself. So he sought to give them the best education he could think of—a school like the one his own kids attended. Seventeen years later, Hope Academy has grown from 35 students in a church basement to 500 students in a seven-story school building. Among Hope’s five classes to date, 99 percent of students have graduated. In fact, almost every graduate (95 percent) was accepted at two- or four-year colleges, with a few receiving full-ride scholarships to private liberal arts colleges.

Grace-Fueled Obedience Is Absolutely Necessary for Christlikeness | Steven Lawson, Ligonier Ministries
“Many who profess Christ today emphasize a wrong view of grace that makes it a free pass to do whatever they please. Tragically, they have convinced themselves that the Christian life can be lived without any binding obligation to the moral law of God. In this hyper-grace distortion, the need for obedience has been neutered. The commandments of God are no longer in the driver’s seat of Christian living, but have been relegated to the backseat, if not the trunk—like a spare tire—to be used only in case of an emergency. With such a spirit of antinomianism, what needs to be reinforced again is the necessity of obedience.”

Opposites Attract | Leslie Schmucker, Desiring God
Well, this is raw. Not 100% sure about putting these kinds of things “out there,” but I link to it because it might be the means of keeping other couples together.

“I Got Gay Married. I Got Gay Divorced. I Regret Both.” | Denny Burk
“Many of those who marched for legal gay marriage in our country weren’t really that concerned about adding traditional marriage norms to gay relationships—norms of permanence, covenant, fidelity, etc. What they wanted was social acceptance of their relationships as they were already configured—many of which were admittedly ‘monogamish’ rather than monogamous. The legal recognition served to remove a stigma, not to convert ‘dexterity’ into permanence.”

New Book

War Psalms of the Prince of Peace: Lessons from the Imprecatory Psalms by James E. Adams. A second edition of a book that proved to be a breakthrough for me in understanding the Psalms.

Kindle Deals

Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith?: A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture by James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary ($5.99)

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen ($0.99)

Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books by Michael J. Kruger ($5.99)


A peak at the Family Worship Bible Guide from Reformation Heritage Books