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Six Things Every Freshman Needs to Know

Good word here from Sammy Rhodes: If I could write a letter to every incoming freshman who doesn’t want to waste their college, I would want to say six things to them before they move to campus. It applies to their anxious parents, too. 1. Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is learn. [...]

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Cultural Engagement

A great post about the nature of cultural engagement from Russell Moore: Early in my ministry, I served as a youth pastor, and like every other evangelical youth minister, I received all the advertisements from youth ministry curriculum-hawkers telling me how I could be “relevant” to “today’s teenagers.” The advertisements promised me ways I could [...]

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This is One of the Things That Made Me Want to Be a Writer…

… and also tear up books.  

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9 Things You Should Know About Hamas

If you’re like me, the conflict in the Middle East is often blurred into a constant barrage of attacks and tragedies. Because it is and has been so prevalent, it fades to the background. That’s why I appreciated this article at The Gospel Coalition for helping me understand a little more. Here are 9 things [...]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Teaches Us What Ecclesiastes Teaches Us

Take a look at this video. The voice is the truly fine actor, now deceased, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The first few lines of the video are his reflections about pleasure. He notes: “Pleasure is not happiness, because I kill pleasure. I take too much of it and make it unpleasurable. There is no pleasure that [...]

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What Will Make You Cease Moving Forward?

The New Testament calls us to a different kind of ethic – it’s a new kind of obedience. It’s not one measured in adherence to a code, but an obedience that’s through and through – not just doing right, but being right. Not just acting with love, but truly loving. Not just willingly acting but [...]

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Why Hobby Lobby Matters

From Russell Moore: The ruling isn’t just a win for evangelicals, like the Southern Baptist Greens. It’s a win for everyone. Here’s why. A government that can pave over the consciences of the Greens can steamroll over any dissent anywhere. Whether you agree or disagree with us about abortion, every American should want to see [...]

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GOOOOAL!

Okay, World Cup. You’ve got me. See you Sunday:

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Holy Week: Day by Day

Over at The Gospel Coalition blog, Justin Taylor is releasing a video for each day of Holy Week explaining the timeline of exactly what happened as Jesus went about in Jerusalem during His final days. These are fascinating and well done videos that will help you think deeply about the last week of Jesus’ life. [...]

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Millennials and the False “Gospel” of Nice

Great article here from Dan Darling: Perhaps you’ve heard that there is trouble brewing among evangelicals. Younger Christians are weary of pitched cultural battles and are longing for the “real Jesus” – a Jesus who talks more about washing feet and feeding the poor than flashpoint issues like same-sex marriage and the sanctity of life. [...]

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