Being Too Busy

By on Jul 27, 2017

    Being a pre-med student is time-consuming, to say the least. If you’re not studying, you’re working. If you’re not working, you’re volunteering. If you’re not volunteering, you’re in a lab. If you’re not in a lab, you’re in clinic. And if you’re not in any of the above, you’re freaking out about your career. And if you have a type A personality, you most likely work all throughout the week and probably serve in church too, on the worship team or as greeter or a small group leader, or all of the above. AND on top of that, you have to stay on top of your social media because who...

Top 5 – July 27th

By on Jul 27, 2017

CULTURE: When Husbands Die Young Ami Wickiser allows us briefly into the widowed world that she was unexpectedly thrown into. She shares the grief that she felt, but she draws the focus onto the hope that she has in Christ. THEOLOGY: Prove Weapons in the Fight for Holiness Pastor John Piper provides a couple verses that he arms himself with in the fight for holiness. APOLOGETICS: Wouldn’t a Loving God Reform Rather Than Punish? “In this blast from the past, J. Warner responds to a common objection to the nature of God: If God is all-loving, why doesn’t he “reform” people rather...

Top 5 – July 26th

By on Jul 26, 2017

CULTURE: Eternity is at Stake in the Fight Against Porn Sexual activity is a norm in the world today. It is seen in movies, books, pictures, social media; it is accessible anywhere and everywhere and it’s only a couple taps away. Pastor John Piper reminds us of the devastating reality of lust. He reminds us that Matthew writes that it’s better you enter heaven impaired than to throw your body into hell because of lust. Lust is not a joke, and it should not be taken lightly. It is a daily battle that we must take up and fight. THEOLOGY: Four Sources of Discord in Your Church...

Man Goes Down. Woman (and Child) Go Free

By on Jul 21, 2017

    Man goes down. Woman goes free. In a cursed world, the above is a clear and succinct summary of the Bible’s teaching on manhood. Other helpful ways of stating the same reality include John Piper’s and Douglas Wilson’s definitions. “Mature masculinity is the sense of benevolent responsibility to lead, provide for, and protect women in ways appropriate to a man’s differing relationships.”–John Piper “Masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility.”–Douglas Wilson Wherever man goes, he is man. And for him to be a manly man means he walks with a burning zeal to...

Top 5 – July 20th

By on Jul 20, 2017

CULTURE: How Much Longer Do We Have? A truly heart-breaking, tear-jerking story of a woman struggling with the fact that her baby boy only has a couple years left to live. Allison Muedder takes us through her journey thus far fighting for joy as she sees her son suffer with Hunter Syndrome. Despite the heavy trial she is facing, she reminds us of the joy we can find in Christ. This article encourages us to take the sorrow we may be feeling now, and use it to turn ourselves to face the greatest joy that we have in Christ. A devastating story turned into an encouragement to find joy amidst the...

Top 5 – July 19th

By on Jul 19, 2017

CULTURE: Hope When Your Children Stray “I think of the many others he has redeemed late in life, and I’m encouraged to pray more fervently for the rebellious. I think of the fact that the gospel is for rebellious prodigals whom God loves to welcome home with inexpressible joy.” Nick Batzig addresses the godly parents struggling with their rebellious children to just have hope. No sinner is too far gone for God to save, just hope and pray fervently. THEOLOGY: Do You Know How to Rebuke? For those that are struggling and for those that see others in their lives struggling, do you...

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