5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on Executive Orders on Refugees, marriage relationships, God’s Word as our life guide, and more…
6 Balance Approaches to the Executive Order on Refugees
It’s all in the news. You can’t miss it. And, those who say, “Christians should not be political,” don’t understand the Scriptures. Jesus clearly taught that our commitment to Christ guides every aspect of our lives—including our engagement with the political process. There’s been so much one-sided responding to the Executive Order on Refugee. Honestly, it is disappointing to me that Christians can’t listen and care well enough to understand more than one limited side of this issue—or any issue. Bruce Ashford, in this post, provides a wonderful both/and balance that includes justice/mercy, truth/love, protection of our nation/ministry to the least of these. Let me be clear—unbalanced comments on this post that clearly don’t even read what Bruce has to say—will be deleted. Here’s Bruce Ashford’s take on How We, Our Nation and Our Churches, Should Respond to the Executive Order on Refugees.
A Jesus-Centered View of Marriage
Pastor Paul Tautges shares about Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage, where Keller asks, “What, then, is marriage for?” He answers:
“It is for helping each other to become our future glory-selves, the new creations that God will eventually make us. The common horizon husband and wife look toward is the Throne, and the holy, spotless, and blameless nature we will have. I can think of no more powerful common horizon than that, and that is why putting a Christian friendship at the heart of a marriage relationship can lift it to a level that no other vision for marriage approaches.”
The purpose of marriage is to help one another to be more like Jesus.
Read more of Paul’s thoughts on this quote in The Great Horizon for Marriage.
10 Subtle Ways We Abandon the Authority of Scripture
Is God’s Word truly our guide for all of life and practice? Our one focal point for wisdom principles for every decision in life? Or, are there subtle attacks that we are not even aware of? Areas and ways where we abandon God’s Word as the light for our path? D. A. Carson, in Themelios, provides great wisdom and insight into these relevant life questions in Subtle Ways to Abandon the Authority of Scripture in Our Lives.
Foster Care for the Least of These
At Desiring God, guest contributor Darren Carlson shares how we can become churches with a culture of care for the least of these. Learn how in Foster Care for the Least of These.
How to Grow in Grace: Step 4
Tim Lane is in the midst of a 10-part series on growing in grace. How does Christ change us? Check out his fourth post: How to Grow in Grace: Step 4, which highlights the biblical command to put off the old way…
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