Friday, November 22, 2013

online meanderings

If you could go back in time, what would you tell 18 year old you? Wonderful wisdom from RC Sproul.

Responding to regret - If you tend to regret things you or others did, you'll love this.

We are far too easily displeased - Grumbling vs. gratitude. I needed this one.

Responding to the divorced - Churches can be very bad at this. A helpful post from a divorced Christian.

4 questions to ask your money - Post these on the inside of your skull.

Don't raise good kids - It's so important that we, and our kids, see them as sinners.

John Piper's five points and A book on definite atonement - I think limited atonement is often misunderstood. Here are two posts, and a book, on that theme.
Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change. It is possible to become tender-hearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person no matter what your background has been.

The Bible assumes that God is the decisive factor in making us what we should be. With wonderful bluntness the Bible says, “Put away malice and be tender-hearted.” It does not say, “If you can…” or, “If your parents were tender-hearted to you…” or, “If you weren’t terribly wronged or abused…” It says simply, “Be tender-hearted.”

This is wonderfully freeing. It frees us from the terrible fatalism that says change is impossible. It frees from mechanistic views that make our backgrounds our destinies. John Piper

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