Jon Bloom. Livra-se do peso da calúnia
"Deus odeia a calúnia (Provérbios 6.16,19). É perverso. É por isso que Paulo lista a calúnia como comportamento daqueles que odeiam a Deus (Romanos 1.30) e porque Tiago chama de comportamento demoníaco (Tiago 3.15-16). A calúnia ocorre quando alguém diz algo que não seja verdadeiro sobre outra pessoa o que resulta, intencional ou não intencionalmente, no estrago da reputação da outra pessoa. Quando isso acontece, a calúnia transforma-se num fardo de divisão, desencorajamento e confusão que afeta várias, se não inúmeras, pessoas."
Jen Wilkin. How do busy women serve in women's ministry?
"Our first area of service is to our primary relationships. Any ministry commitment we make should be one that doesn't compromise our relationship to our spouse, children, or parents. This doesn't mean it won't take time away from those relationships (like going to the gym or book club, it almost certainly will); it just means we remain mindful of the impact of this time trade-off."
The church's right to counsel from the Bible has been reconfirmed in
court rulings of recent times. Yet in many instances the church has surrendered that right and responsibility because of the professionalization" of the counseling ministry among Christians. This is tragic because the behavioral sciences are not, as is commonly believed, scientific. Neither have they proven effective in changing the human heart.
Jonas Madureira. O cristão e o trabalho
Trabalhar na igreja é melhor do que o trabalho “secular”? Vamos trabalhar no céu? Como evangelizar no trabalho? Jonas Madureira fala como integrar fé e trabalho, sobre a relação entre o cristão e o trabalho
Augustus Nicodemus Lopes. O cristão e o trabalho: o dever dos patrões
Philip Holmes. You can’t passively kill sin
"In Romans 8:13, the apostle Paul prescribes medicine to Christians to kill the disease called sin that dwells in all of us. His prescription also has conditions: “If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”"
Edward Welch. Exalting pain? Ignoring pain? What do we do with suffering?
Human life entails misery and woe. Broken relationships, agonizing illness, the prospect of one's own death, depression, injustice and atrocity, quiet yet paralysing fear, memories of sexual victimization, the death of a child, and many other painful problems leave none unscathed. It would be impossible to minimize the breadth and depth of suffering both in the church and the world.
Pat Quinn. Wisdom for the Young - Part 1
"Pat Quinn explores the challenging question that youth inevitably face: How can I know God’s will for my future? Monumental decisions face youth as they transition from living under their parents’ roof to living under their own roof. How can they be sure they are going down the path God wants them to? In this post Pat presents the necessary biblical “background” to answer this question"
KevinDeYoung. When a Christian sins
"A repentant and confessing Christian has much to remind themselves of when they fall into sin. We need the comfort of the gospel and its strong encouragements. We need reminders to quite our souls with peace regarding the past and reminders to galvanize them for action going forward. We have a great God. Let us never forget that. A God whose grace is sufficient for the past and whose strength is sufficient for the future."
Erik Raymond. The privilege of Christian friendships
"I know a lot of Christians. I might even say I have a lot of Christian friends. But, I don’t think I have a lot of Christian friendships. Let me explain the difference. A Christian friend is simply a friend who is also a believer. However, a Christian friendship is actually a relationship where you put into practice what believers are supposed to do."
Geoffrey Kirkland. The plague of busyness
"You’re busy. I’m busy. Everyone is busy. But how busy is too busy? How do you know whether you’re too busy?"
Aaron Earls. The not-so-silent marriage killer
"A good pre-marriage counselor will usually prepare couples for arguments over finances, household responsibilities and even parenting styles. Those topics often result in the most serious and fundamental disagreements between a husband and wife.
But a great pre-marriage counselor will go beyond those issues to an unspoken source of contention. It has nothing to do with the specific words you speak, but those words can carry this incendiary device into a seeming innocuous conversation and spark a roaring, raging fire between two people.
The not-so-silent marriage killer that never says a word is your tone. "
John Younts. The manipulation game
"If your children obey you because it makes their lives, and yours, better, they have missed the point of obedience. This young man in Matthew was greatly blessed by following the instruction of his parents. But in the end he was only doing good to get good. Don’t play the manipulation game with your children."
Cameron Buettel. The Lord told me
"The church has fallen into a dangerous pattern when it comes to divine direction. Too many believers today are trying to hear directly from God—whether through an audible voice or a stirring of their souls. Worse still are the people who legitimize everything from heresy to fundraising schemes to simple personal decisions by asserting the leading of the Lord."
John Piper. Ten biblical truths on the obedience of children
"Parenting is an art, not a science. And artists do not consult manuals as they paint. But our human intuitions and traditions should be shaped by God’s revelation. So think of this article as a short lesson about some things God has revealed in the Bible that give foundation and guidance for our parenting. We’ll start with the very basics."
Josh Squires. Take action against adultery
"I love premarital counseling. It’s a nice respite from what is so often crisis response. Instead I get to see two incredibly happy people excited for the day when they shall become one flesh. My job in these sessions is to listen, laugh and challenge. The first two are certainly a joy but the last one, if I’m honest, is my favorite."
Paul David Tripp. Stay In School
"Graduation is highly celebrated in Western culture (nothing wrong with that), but you'll never find a theme of graduation coursing through the pages of Scripture. In fact, everywhere you turn, the Bible reminds us to live constantly as students."
Solano Portela. Tempo perdido: cuidado para não estragar sua vida
"Imagine um banco que credita na sua conta R$86.400 à meia-noite, logo na virada de um dia para outro. Você tem todo esse dinheiro para gastar, mas no fim do dia a conta é zerada. O saldo não passa para o dia seguinte. O que você faria?"