Why the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Guidance Matters

“We are encouraged by the legal clarity provided through these 20 principles on religious liberty covering issues of great importance to millions of Americans. This legal memo reminds all federal agencies that people of faith do not have to leave their deeply held beliefs at the door when entering their job or public marketplace. This guidance also further enhances our churches’ legal standing if they are treated differently than other organizations by city ordinances when seeking building space and other government services.”

How to Resolve Most Relational Conflict
“Pride is the enemy inside us that speaks to us like a friend. Its counsel sounds so much like self-protection, preservation, and promotion that we’re often blinded to the fact that it’s destroying us and others. It rises in great indignation as a prosecuting attorney when others’ pride damages us, but it minimizes, qualifies, excuses, rationalizes, and blame-shifts our behavior when we damage others. We can be easily deceived into believing that our pride wants to save us, when really, it’s our internal Judas betraying us with a kiss.”

Ten Brief Lessons on the Ten Commandments
Many Christians tend to have an uneasy relationship with God’s law. Often, wrong perceptions interfere with a clear understanding about the Ten Commandments. To help, here are ten brief lessons regarding the Decalogue.”

9 Tips for Learning Biblical Greek from Bill Mounce
“If you really want to learn Greek, you’ll need a long-term strategy, practical methods, and the stamina to stick it out. If you’ve developed bad study habits, they’re going to be magnified as you set out to learn Greek. So let’s create some good habits and address bad ones along the way. Here are some of the things all Greek students should know:”

Blood on the Table
“I like to think of myself as a nice guy, but what I’ve learned is that I sometimes have to choose between the productive conversation and the one where everyone likes me.”

Why Packing Lunches and Helping with Homework Have Eternal Value
“Today I want to look at the relationship between fulfilling our call to the family and flourishing.”

Kindle Books

Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it’s tough by Rico Tice $2.99.

The Printer and the Preacher: Ben Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Surprising Friendship that Invented America $0.99.


My Wife is Not a “Ball and Chain”
Tim Challies has lost the ability to type and therefore has resorted to a video version of his blog. In his first one, he calls men to think well and speak well of their wives.