(1) Can a Christian Commit Suicide? (Miguel Núñez)
Though Scripture doesn't tell us explicitly, there are good reasons to believe even the sin of suicide can be forgiven.
(2) Why You Should Criticize Your Pastor (Jared C. Wilson)
Measure your thoughts out appropriately, choose the right hills to die on, and pray for your pastor. He needs it.
(3) Church, We Have a Problem (Tullian Tchividjian)
Is preaching the gospel of grace really the means by which God rescues the lawless, the unethical, and the disobedient?
(4) Toward a Biblical Approach to Dating (Paul Maxwell)
The Bible legitimizes dating in this age, but it is not necessarily holy.
(5) How the Ayers Family Buried Their 8 Children (Kristen Gilles)
We can trust our Lord no matter what suffering we may endure because he has already endured it for us. He will help us until the day he returns.
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(1) How to Prepare for Pain and Suffering (Tim Keller, Collin Hansen)
Tim Keller's new book forces us to confront life as it really is and not as our Western fairy tales suggest.
(2) Evidences of a Maturing Evangelical Mind (Michael Lindsay, Albert Mohler, Phil Ryken)
Three respected institutional presidents discuss evidences of a growth in Christian thinking.
(3) Is God a Moral Monster? (Bryan Chapell, J. D. Greear, Mike McKinley)
Three pastors discuss street-level objections to God's morality.
Top Book Reviews
(1) Strange Fire (John MacArthur | Review by Thomas Schreiner)
Though I largely agree with MacArthur exegetically, I'm afraid he paints the charismatic movement with too broad of a brush.
(2) A Call to Resurgence (Mark Driscoll | Review by Andrew Wilson)
The flaws in the central chapters of Mark Driscoll's new book are significant enough to spoil it.
(3) Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (Tim Keller | Review by Joni Eareckson Tada)
After 46 years of quadriplegia, Joni Eareckson Tada sometimes wonders if there's anything new to say about affliction and the Almighty. That's why Tim Keller's new book is so special.
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(3) God's Word, Our Story: The Gospel Coalition 2014 National Women's Conference (June 27-29 | Orlando, Florida)
Join us for this conference for women but all about the Word! We'll focus on listening to this Word . . . living in light of it . . . helping others hear it . . . worshiping according to it . . . waiting on the Spirit who inspired it . . . exalting Jesus at the center of it. The stellar lineup of speakers includes TGC founders Don Carson, Tim Keller, and John Piper. Dozens of workshops run in themed tracks and cover topics such as biblical theology, sexuality, evangelism, writing, the persecuted church, and the ministry of hospitality.