Raising Real Kids Not Fakers | Nicholas Macdonald
I’m looking forward to reading Nicholas’s new book, Faker.

No Platform High Enough | Tim Challies
“When it is platform you crave, when it is the size or the popularity of your following that you use as the measure of your success, you will inevitably and eventually find that there is no platform high enough.”

When do you stop counseling?
Six factors to consider.

The Key to the Christian’s Joy
Well, I think for the first time I disagree with R C Sproul on a minor point admittedly! I don’t accept that because the culture has hijacked the word “happy” that we should give it up. Rather I think we should reclaim this biblical word and refill it with biblical content. Having said that, this is a fine article with many good points in it. And while we’re talking about it here’s the first in a new series of videos on Christian joy by John Piper.

We Will Not Bow
John Macarthur recently preached a sermon in which he said that “the two biggest acts of terror our country have faced are both from our Supreme Court: the legalization of abortion, and now the legalization of SSM. How are those two connected? Well, the first attacks mothers, and second attacks families. The first means moms without kids, and the second means kids without moms.” Also see The Bible and Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Common but Mistaken Claims.

Should we Pray for God to Punish our Enemies?
This is an excellent article discussing when it is appropriate to use the imprecatory psalms in our culture.

Interview with John Fesko on The Westminster Standards
John Fesko discusses his recent book on the Westminster Standards. An on the subject of interviews, here’s one with me on The Happy Christian.

Kindle Books

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Garner Wallace $1.99.

Pleasing God: Discovering the Meaning and Importance of Sanctification by R C Sproul $0.99.

No Ordinary Marriage: Together for God’s Glory by Tim Savage $3.99. See also When Sinners Say “I Do” for $1.99.

A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada.

Recommended Book

Faker: How to live for real when you’re tempted to fake it by Nicholas Macdonald


A Hymn of the Tabernacle

Scott Cameron emailed me last week to say he had been inspired by my book on the Tabernacle, God’s Mobile Home, to write the following hymn, sung to the tune Nearer my God to Thee.