Sexual Consent in a Confused, Confusing World

Over the past few years, there has been a crescendo of talk about sexual consent aimed especially at our teens and young adults. Freshman orientation at the local college is now less likely to orient students in the ins and the outs of campus and curriculum and more likely to teach the ins and outs of sex and consent. Students are taught that consent must be given before the commencement of any sexual encounter and again explicitly through each and …

A La Carte (November 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books as we await the big holiday weekend sales. How to Influence Your Conscience “For most of us, the normalization and celebration of sin has become so pervasive in the entertainment we grew up enjoying that it can be difficult for us to discern whether or not God is pleased with our lifestyle. There is often a cognitive dissonance between what we believe about God and his law and how we live. …

The Danger of Gossip

Here’s an excerpt from The Danger of Gossip, Jared Wilson’s contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:
The Lord loves a straight shooter. How do I know this? Because this is the embodiment of the wisdom imparted in Proverbs, including this helpfu…

The Greatness of Giving Thanks

Sure, it’s easier to be happy when everything is coming up roses, but we’ve all known people who seem to have everything, and yet are terrifically unhappy. Conversely, we all know people who seem to find hidden blessings in every trial. Grumbler or thanks-giver: we really do have a choice.

The Scientific Connection Between Gratitude and Happiness

Studies have shown that gratitude is a powerful force for creating positive changes in individuals, families, and organizations.

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The Most Repeated Command in the Bible

What do you think is the most repeated command in the Bible?

It’s not any of the prohibitions or warnings. It’s not about sex, or money, or power. The most repeated command in the Bible will probably surprise you: Be happy. God tells us more than …

On the Golden Rule

by John CalvinSo whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justic…

On the Golden Rule

by John CalvinSo whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justic…

On the Golden Rule

by John CalvinSo whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justic…