- Tim Challies writes, “‘Dad, you’re treating me like I’m addicted to pornography. But I haven’t ever seen it and don’t want to see it!’ And he’s right, to some degree. If I’m not treating him like an addict, I am at least treating him like a pre-addict, someone who has the inclination, or who may well have it before long.”
- Highly educated, highly indebted – The Atlantic analyzes a new study by the Department of Education on the lives of 27-year-olds in the wake of the Great Recession.
- “In the age-old conflict between right and wrong, it is our very hearts that are at risk.” Gary Henry sharpens our focus on the battlefield of the human heart.
- When Jesus said “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1), his illustration was understood by all of his hearers. The same is true of those who heard and read Isaiah 5:1-7. Ferrell Jenkins helps us visualize these texts with a photo of a vineyard and a watchtower near Bethlehem.
- Dene Ward draws a simple parallel from back logs — “We must become back logs, reflecting God’s glory just as those apostles did, realizing it is not we who shine, but He who shines forth from us. Like those logs, we should eventually change, so that the reflection becomes truer and the image clearer in every word and every deed, and in every place.”
If Paul’s missionary journeys were mapped like a subway system (via theologygrams):