Linking to noteworthy articles from other blogs and websites.
Mother’s Day and the Infertile by Russell Moore
It is good and right to honor mothers. The Bible calls us to do so. Jesus does so with his own mother. We must recognize though that many infertile women find this day almost unbearable.
Don’t be so dramatic; your mom isn’t really going to kill you. Is she?
Be Careful Offering Criticism to Your Pastor by Aaron Armstrong
Tell him what you appreciated about the message, what God is teaching you through it and, if there’s something that is bothering you, ask about it in an open-ended way.
The Double-Reach of Self-Righteousness by Tullian Tchividjian
Listen: self-righteousness is no respecter of persons. It reaches to the religious and the irreligious; the “buttoned down” and the “untucked”; the plastic, “boardroom”, CEO Christians and the pious, coffee-house, artsy Christians.
Everyone Discriminates by Erik Raymond
Go ahead and say actions and attitudes are wrong. Say that you don’t like them and that there should be consequences. Say and do something about it, don’t just hide behind an emotionally charged word like discrimination.
The Story of Ian & Larissa… From John Piper and Desiring God (HT: Chris Upson)
I tremble with the glad responsibility of introducing you to Ian & Larissa Murphy in this video. Tremble, because it is their story and so personal. So delicate. So easily abused. So unfinished. Glad, because Christ is exalted over all things.
Bigotry on the Ballot? No, Dishonesty in the Editorial by Albert Mohler
The real question is whether discrimination is right or wrong, justified or without justification. Calling any law “obvious discrimination” is not yet an argument. What the editors mean, we can presume, is that the proper line of discrimination should be drawn elsewhere, but this is not what the editorial states. In order to make this argument, the editors would have to summon the courage to define how the law should properly discriminate in defining marriage. No such courage is apparent.
Why do we use the word “Trinity”? by Matt Crawford
The term itself (Trinitas) is a combination of two Latin words, unitas, which means “unity,” and trias, which means “three.” These two parts capture well the two basic biblical principles that the word “Trinity” is meant to convey: the oneness of God, and the threeness of God.