A Man’s Greatest Challenge 

What is a man’s greatest challenge? Of all the virtues described in the Bible, which is the one that causes men the most pronounced struggle as they seek to exemplify it? Many will be tempted to look straight to sexual purity and the allure of sexual sin, but in his book, A Man’s Greatest Challenge Dai Hankey looks at another virtue: Self-control. I am inclined to agree with him. I have often described self-control as “the lost virtue” and can …

Source: A Man’s Greatest Challenge – Tim Challies

YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos. Fight back! Conservative ideas are under attack.

Conservative ideas are under attack.  YouTube does not want young people to hear conservative ideas as they currently list 26 PragerU videos– over 10 percent of our entire collection–under “restricted mode” making it impossible for many young people to access our videos.   Many families enable restricted mode in order to keep inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content away from their children–not to prevent them from watching animated, age-appropriate, educational videos.

Source: YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos. Fight back! | PragerU

What Is a Worldview?

Abortion. Euthanasia. Pornography. Same-sex marriage. Transgender rights. Embryonic research. Genetic enhancement. Christians surveying the cultural landscape in the West have a clear sense that things are headed in a destructive direction. While most believers can easily identify the symptoms of decline, few feel competent to diagnose and address the root causes. There are many complex factors behind these developments, but one invaluable tool for better understanding and engaging with our culture is the concept of worldview. The sociological quakes and moral fissures we observe in our day are largely due to what we might call “cultural plate tectonics”: shifts in underlying worldviews and the collisions between them.

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A Father’s Example of a Legacy Worth Leaving 

The following is a letter my dad wrote several years before his death, which he left in his desk, where he knew we would find it: Dear Family,

I’m now in God’s presence, probably shocked at all I’m seeing for the first time.

Source: A Father’s Example of a Legacy Worth Leaving | Crossway Articles

What are Venezuela’s huge protests really about? 

CARACAS — With 65 dead in the last 60 days of marching in the streets, it’s worth looking at what these protests are really about: a constitutional crisis that strikes at the heart of rule of law in Venezuela. This is more important than the food shortages, the dissident harassment, the crime and corruption or any of the other factors that also fuel the protests. Basically, freedom itself is at stake.

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The 21 Statements by Which to Identify Universalism in The Shack 

 

All of the following statements, unless otherwise identified, come from the mouth of Papa (who fills the role of God in the novel and in the film). “The first aspect of God is never that of the absolute Master, the … Continue reading →

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The Gospel Was Given for a Time Like This 

There are days when it is hard to read the news. I open my browser and see another set of headlines, I open my blog reader and see another collection of stories, and I despair. If it is not wars and rumors of war, it is other indicators that this world is sick and dying and in its death throes. I enjoy Al Mohler’s daily podcast and often listen to it while preparing and eating my breakfast, but a scan …

Source: The Gospel Was Given for a Time Like This – Tim Challies

“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.”

When it comes to prayer, there are few people I would rather learn from than Joel Beeke. He has spent most of his life as a student of the Puritans and has often written about their commitment to prayer and their practice of it. In a new little booklet titled Piety: The Heartbeat of Reformed Theology, he offers a series of extremely helpful tips for prayer. Here is what he says: Prayer and work belong together. They are like two …

Source: Well-Planned, Hard, Sweat-Inducing Prayer and Work – Tim Challies

Treasure God, Magnify Christ, Love People: The Way of Christian Hedonism 

Christ is magnified in my death because I experience death as gain. This now means that Christ is magnified in my death because Christ satisfies me so fully in death that, in spite of all I lose by dying, I experience death as gain. Christ is shown to be magnificent in my dying when I experience my dying as gain because I get more of Christ.

Source: Treasure God, Magnify Christ, Love People: The Way of Christian Hedonism | Desiring God

70 Prompts for Praising God

“My mouth is filled with Your praise, and with Your glory all the day.”Ps. 71:8Praise Him with me through this list of 70 prompts:1.     The world changes, but the Christian hope stays the same (Heb. 13:8).2.     You are present to protect us—guiding us straight through this

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My Sin Feels Good in the Moment — Why Stop? 

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2).

 

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Trend? Schools Deem Pro-Life Groups Too ‘Controversial’ While Giving LGBT Clubs the Green Light – Faithwire

 

This week, two separate incidents on opposite sides of the country seemed to confirm a disturbing, anti-life trend in America’s […]

Source: Trend? Schools Deem Pro-Life Groups Too ‘Controversial’ While Giving LGBT Clubs the Green Light – Faithwire

Strongholds of sin in our lives get stronger through our own behavior, even if we inherited them from our families. This means we bear responsibility for the results. 

Strongholds of sin in our lives get stronger through our own behavior, even if we inherited them from our families. This means we bear responsibility for the results. In this message, James MacDonald considers … Click “Share” below to spread this message!

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8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder 

 

The other day, the old Puritan John Flavel took me out back and slapped me around for a while (metaphorically, of course). I have been reading his classic work The Mystery of Providence and he dedicates the second chapter to an explanation of why we need to worship God for his kind providence in our childhood. He wants his readers to acknowledge the privileges that were theirs simply because of the time and place in which they were born. Along …

Source: 8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder – Tim Challies