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Dallas Willard on There’s no such thing as casual sex.
Al Mohler on God and the Gay Christian? A response to Matthew Vines.
Recently a new book by Matthew Vines was released claiming to present a biblical case for same sex marriage. Albert Mohler, along with James Hamilton, Denny Burk, Owen Strachan, and Heath Lambert, have produced a free eBook offering a response to the biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral issues raised by Vines’ book. To download a copy, go to sbts.me/ebook.
Hanna Rosin on Your not as busy as you think you are.
The art of busyness is to convey genuine alarm at the pace of your life and a helpless resignation, as if someone else is setting the clock, and yet simultaneously make it clear that you are completely on top of your game.
Ed Stetzer on Why full and public repentance matters.
Pastors are held to a higher standard and must repent of sin in accordance with that standard. As such, pastors are different, not in value, but in responsibility and expectation. They are worthy of double honor and they are harder to accuse. We can see the practical reason for this– like it or not, being a religious leader attracts a higher level of criticism. If you are a pastor, you are probably already well aware of that reality.
Brian Howard on Social media wisdom for Christians and pastors.
Be wise about what you say online. More than representing Grace, you represent Jesus to the world. As leaders, you are “servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Cor 4:1).” Take your calling seriously, and think through how your public comments, posts and “likes” will be privately perceived. If you like it or share it, you endorse it. So if in doubt, leave it out.