Here I Raise my Ebenezer: How this Discipline Buoyed my 2016 | Sayable
Here’s a raw and moving account of one Christian women’s year of testing and of God’s faithfulness.

Don’t Go to Bed with Your Anger | Desiring God
“Consider five reasons (among many) why God is good to ask for our anger each night.”

Isaac Watts & How to Think – Part 1 | The Cripplegate
The beginning of a series on Isaac Watts’s classic book on logic.

Five Keys to Renewing Evangelistic Growth in Your Church | Thom Rainer
“I am observing carefully churches in North America that are truly making an evangelistic impact. Most of them transitioned from evangelistic apathy to growth. Though there is no formulaic approach or magic-bullet program, here are five common themes I see repeatedly:”

Further Reflections on the Belief That “All Sins Are Equal”: It’s More Widespread Than You Think | Canon Fodder
Michael Kruger follows up on his article that argued for sin inequality.

Six Ways to Love a Wayward Child | Desiring God
From the mother of a prodigal daughter:

The parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11–32 now has new meaning for me. I don’t focus so much on the son, as I have in past readings. I focus now on the father. Watching him. Studying him. Learning from him. Why? Because now I am standing in his shoes — worn-through with worry, wondering, and weariness. Worry for my own child’s spiritual lostness. Wondering when she will return. Weary about what it will take to bring her home. Reading this story from this new — although unwanted — perspective has helped me to discover six principles that were previously lost on me. Principles which I am daily trying to put into practice now. Principles that I hope will help other parents of prodigals, too.

Kindle Books

Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church by Michael Horton $2.99.

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job (Reasons to Believe): How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today’s Scientific Questions by Hugh Ross $2.99.

Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent by Josh Moody $2.99.

Overcoming Emotions that Destroy: Practical Help for Those Angry Feelings That Ruin Relationships by Chip Ingram and Becca Johnson $2.99.


Helen Roseveare (1925-2016): A woman of whom the world was not worthy
Click through for Justin’s reflection upon Helen Roseveare’s death and you must watch the video.