Why is Genesis 1:1 So Controversial?
Good to see this on PJ Media

Here are twenty-six reasons why Genesis 1:1 is the most offensive, enraging verse in the Bible to the modern mind.

In the Valley of Postpartum Depression
Did you know that Postpartum depression is the number one complication of childbirth?

The CDC reports that it affects one in eight women. PPD differs from the “baby blues” that affect 80 percent of mothers because it lasts longer and is more severe. The National Institute of Mental Health describes postpartum depression as “a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth,” explaining, “Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make it difficult for them to complete daily care activities for themselves or for others.”

Stop Saying “Yes” So Quickly
Find it difficult to say “No” to ministry opportunities?

I have a problem with overcommitment. I used to say “yes” to almost every ministry opportunity that came my way for these reasons: I love God and want to use the gifts he gave me. I love his bride and enjoy helping her leaders thrive. I need to be needed and thrive on appreciation. That last one was hard to write. I would prefer to have only godly motives to blame for my ministry addiction.

Set An Example: The Booklet
Tim Challies offers a free booklet for young Christians

I recently wrote a whole series of articles on this verse and its implications for young Christians. I’ve now collected those articles, had them edited, and compiled them into a booklet that is free to download. I hope it will prove helpful to young believers and perhaps serve as a resource for individuals and groups. Set An Example is available as a PDF in 3 formats. You are free to print and distribute it as you see fit.

My nightmare on the pill – BBC News
Very rarely acknowledged or reported. Good on the BBC for breaking ranks.

It takes an average of 12 years to recoup the cost of getting your Bachelor’s degree, according to a new report from The College Board. In other words, you will have earned enough money to repay the cost of your degree and make up for your time out of the workforce by the age of 34.

Kindle Books

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes $2.99.

A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey $2.99.

Rediscovering Holiness: Know the Fullness of Life with God by J I Packer $1.99