The Immaturity of Addiction | Gentle Reformation
“The age you began to use intoxicating substances to get drunk or high in an ongoing way is the basic maturity level you currently have. For instance, if someone began to use drugs heavily at age sixteen and was now twenty-four, such areas as his mental, relational, and work maturity levels would roughly still be that of a teenager. You simply stop maturing very much when you do drugs.”
Trends in Church Architecture, Part 1 | Ed Stetzer
Fascinating reflection on what our church buildings communicate about our message.
Who’s Really Influenced by Their Cultural Situation? A Deep Irony in the New Perspective on Paul | Canon Fodder
“There is a deep and biting irony in the NPP. While chiding reformed folks for being culturally bound, the NPP folks themselves seem influenced by their own cultural and theological climate.”
Five Things I Pray I Will Not Do as a Senior Adult in the Church
Thom Rainer, who recently turned 61, reflects on what he does not want to be in his senior years.
Recovering the Priority of Personal Holiness | Alistair Begg
“What gave John Owen success in ministry was not so much his oratory skill, nor his evangelistic zeal, nor even his love for the people he shepherded. John Owen was used mightily by God in all these ways because he was a man characterized by personal holiness. ”
The Recent Turkish Coup: What It Means and How to Pray | TGC
“For people outside of Turkey, the most pressing questions are simple: How did this even happen, and what does it mean? Answering them requires a basic understanding of Turkish political and religious history, so let’s take a quick look back.”
Behind the Tears in Baton Rouge | TGC
“My beloved city is in turmoil. Grief, fear, anger, and frustration are settling on our community like a dark cloud. We hurt. We grieve and mourn. Deep down, we feel something we’ve never really felt before; to be honest, it’s hard to put into words.”
Biblical Church Revitalization by Brian Croft.
Fulfilled: The Refreshing Alternative to the Half-Empty Life by Joey Lankford $0.99.
J I Packer: An Evangelical Life by Leland Ryken $2.99.
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