Every week, there are hundreds upon thousands of blog posts written by people all over the world. I find myself each week reading a few of them. From time to time, I like to share some of my favorite things I have read in the past week. I hope one or two of these stories might be an encouragement to you.
J. C. Ryle on Beginning a New Year by Rick Holland
"It is a solemn thing to part company with the old year. It is a still more solemn thing to begin a new one. It is like entering a dark passage: we know not what we may meet before the end. All before us is uncertain: we know not what a day may bring forth, much less what may happen in a year. Reader, are you ready?"
Complementarian Conviction Under the Microscope by Denny Burk
In this short post, Burk looks at the statements by former 80s sitcom star Candace Cameron Bure on her life as a Christian wife. Many people have a problem with her saying she strives to submit to her husband. Her statements are counter-cultural, but spot on biblically.
What Would Jonathan Edwards Say If a Teenage Girl Wrote to Him for Spiritual Advice? by Justin Taylor
In 1741, Jonathan Edwards received a letter from an 18-year old girl who had just been saved. She was seeking spiritual direction on how to live the Christian life. What do you think he said?
Top Five Monday Morning Humor from 2013 by Kevin DeYoung
Are you looking for a laugh? Every Monday morning, Kevin DeYoung posts a funny video. This is his summary of what he thought was the funniest from the past year. Warning: You will laugh!
Your Life is Over when You Have Kids by Matt Walsh
"My kids aren't my life. But I'm not my life, either. I was at one time, or I thought I was, but not anymore. And their lives are eternally tied to mine, and mine to their, and every decision that I make will have an impact on them, for better or for worse. This is a responsibility that I must always keep in mind, all of the time, no matter what."