J.K. Rowling shares powerful message about Donald Trump | M. J. Franklin, Mashable
A surprisingly sane and honest liberal voice is heard in Muggle world:

If my offended feelings can constitute a travel ban on Donald Trump, I have no moral grounds on which to argue that those offended by feminism or the fight for transgender rights or universal suffrage should not oppress campaigners for those causes. If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand along tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justification.

Martin Luther On Depression | Allan Adams, More Than Coping
“I’d like to drive home the point that depression and other mental illnesses are not an indictment on the person who is experiencing them.  I’m following up words Charles Spurgeon had to say with another giant of the faith, Martin Luther.  It is a fascinating read when you consider that Martin Luther came to his conclusions hundreds of years ago!  Maybe somebody needs to nail some of his observations to a few doors.  The fact that Luther counseled those who were afflicted with a non judgmental attitude is amazing. ”

Answering This Generation’s Question of Essential Identity | Barry York, Gentle Reformation
“These cultural battles may be defining new, necessary starting points of our discussion regarding true identity. Yet the ending place of finding it in the true God-man is still the same.”

A Transgendered Thought Experiment | Kevin DeYoung, TGC
What if people treated eating disorders the same way we’re opting to treat those who identify as transgendered?

Blue-Collar Contentment | Hannah Anderson,
“Ultimately, learning to surrender to God’s providence doesn’t mean that we won’t work hard, take opportunities when they come, or pursue the prosperity of our families and communities. But it does mean that we understand who is ultimately in control of where we (and our children) land on the socioeconomic scale. It means remembering that we must walk the path that God has called us to, not the path he has called our neighbor to or the path that we believe we deserve.”

8 Arguments for Why You Should Be Anxious Today (and How the Bible Responds) | Justin Taylor, TGC
“Unbelief does not just offer dictates; it offers reasons why we don’t need to trust the Lord. And to counter that, gospel-flavored belief argues with our unbelief. In other words, it provides reasons for why trusting the Lord is always the good and wise things to do. ”

What Can Pastors Learn from Donald Trump? | Erik Raymond, TGC
“I am not suggesting that we necessarily learn from Donald Trump in terms of homiletics or public speaking, however, I am suggesting that we as pastors can learn something from the phenomenon that is Donald Trump. We can learn about the people that we reaching and endeavoring to reach with the gospel; and we can be reminded of the pitfalls of aiming to cater to them.”

The Power of Public Prayer in the Church | Kent Hughes, Westminster Theological Seminary
“The immense importance of the corporate prayers of the body of Christ rests on Scripture’s direct accounts of the power wrought by such prayers and the apostolic dependence on the prayers of the church.”

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Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing by Andy Crouch

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The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do by Jeff Goins ($2.99)

Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way by J. I. Packer and Gary A. Parrett ($2.99)

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How to Balance Being a Husband and a Father | Crossway

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