The High Cost of Free Porn
Three ways porn hinders Jesus’ mission in the world.

Saved and Depressed: A Real Conversation about Faith and Health
Touching and teaching:

When most people look at me, they see a successful, 20-something-year-old woman who is giving of herself and her time. In the past, they would only see a bubbly, out-going, praying and saved young lady who is grounded in her faith. When outsiders look at me, they often see someone with two degrees from two of America’s most prestigious institutions, an entrepreneur who prides herself on inspiring others to live life on purpose, and simply lets her light shine despite all obstacles.

However, what so many do not know is that there was a time when I was dying on the inside. On a beautiful summer morning, at the tender age of 25, I suddenly felt sick. It was not the kind of sick where one is coughing with a fever and chills. I felt as if there were a ton of bricks on top of my body and I could not move my feet from the bed to the floor.

Should We Preach like the Puritans?
Joel Beeke says “No!”

In critiquing Puritan preaching, we do not dishonor the Puritans as faithful servants of God, but only acknowledge that they were mere men, fallen and fallible, and men of a particular time and place. Even as we disagree with their methods, let us admire their zeal and effectiveness under the blessing of God’s Spirit.

Divine Affections Yes; Divine Passions No
Here’s a helpful distinction:

The post-Reformation Reformed theologians (late 16th and 17th centuries) approached the subject using two different term: affections and passions. They flat-out denied that God had passions, a word which strongly suggests “vehement commotions.” But they were able to talk very sagaciously about God’s affections.”

The Distinction between Deacons and Elders | Gentle Reformation
Hand this out to every elder and deacon in your church.

Psalms: When Our Words fail Us
Join Carl, Aimee & Todd as they discuss their own experiences wading through the Psalms seeking (and finding!) solace and strength through them.

Kindle Books

Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging by J I Packer $3.99.

Caring for a Loved One With Cancer by Jane Hunt $1.99.

Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace by Michael Beates $2.99.