A Statement on Marriage from Oceanside United Reformed Church to the Us Government | Danny Hyde
Danny speaks truth to power.

The Local Pastor’s Special Joys | Barry York
Barry York reflects on what he misses about being a pastor of a local congregation.

Tolkein, Lewis, and the Blessing of a Messy Desk | Michael Kruger
This made me feel a whole lot better.

Seven Signs Success Has Outgrown Your Character | Eric Geiger
“Success has plagued many leaders. They experience the Lord’s blessing, see the fruits of their labor, and receive recognition. And many times, the success goes to their heads and hearts and pulls them away from utter dependence on the One who gave success in the first place. King Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26) is an example.”

Two Books About — And For — Widows | TGC
Gaye Clark writes: “When my own husband, Jim, passed away, it seemed nearly every visitor offered me a book I “just had to read.” Most of these books put a heavy emphasis on “rejoicing in tribulation” and didn’t give me permission to grieve. Other books advised me to not spend too much time watching TV and to make sure I didn’t overindulge in spending or eating. And others simply presumed I faced widowhood as an elderly woman. Few offered me the gospel salve Life After Breath articulates and extends.”

35 Things I Wish I’d Known in High School | True Woman: Erin Davis
I think I could write one entitled “10,000 Things…”

3/4 Time | Clare De Graaf
“I’m 67 now, and statistically 3/4 of my way through life. Millions of Christian men, baby boomers they call us, are facing the last 1/4 of life and if we’re not careful, we’ll end up like so many, simply killing time pleasantly in warm places. A wasted life! Here’s how to make sure you finish strong.”

Kindle Books

Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke $4.99.

Theologians on the Christian Life (Free). An assortment of chapters on the church from volumes in the Theologians on the Christian Life series.

Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection by Ed Welch $0.99.

Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise $1.99. Lots of common grace truth in here. Imagine what could happen if Gospel-motivation was at the heart of this and the Holy Spirit was added to will-power.

Recommended New Book

Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief by John Frame $9.99. Out today!


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