Concierge 15.01.15


Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is Good

by Gavin Peacock

How does a former Chelsea soccer player cause controversy? By teaching biblical gender roles as a pastor in Canada.

Marriage between man and woman is a beautiful thing created by God for our good and for his glory. Both men and women are of equal value in the sight of God. So the difference in roles is never a question of competency, it’s always a question of God’s design. Biblical manhood and womanhood is good.

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How to Help Those Living Through the Loss of a Child

by Justin Smith

When you stand beside those who have lost a child, some things should never come out of your mouth. This pediatrician helps us know what to do and what to avoid.

Everything will most certainly never be OK. Something simple like seeing another child that is the age their child should be or a toy that belonged to their child will bring back all the hurt. Even though life may start to look more normal in time, everything will not be OK.

A Response to Newsweek on the Bible

by Michael Brown

After the horrible article Newsweek published about the Bible, they are printing an article of response. It’s interesting to see that they chose to preface this article with a few disclaimers.

But does Newsweek paint an accurate picture of conservative evangelicals? Certainly not.

More importantly, does Newsweek paint an accurate picture of the reliability of the Scriptures? Emphatically not.

That is why the article has been so controversial. First, it is difficult to know who, exactly, is being targeted. Is it some evangelical politicians? A few street preachers? Evangelicals in general? Second, Newsweek appears to be attacking the Bible itself – although claiming not to – and it does so in a slipshod, methodologically flawed way at that.

What Is Practical Atheism?

by R.C. Sproul

What is deadly to the church is when the external forms of religion are maintained while their substance is discarded. This we call practical atheism.

Rivalry’s Edict: Drub Thy Neighbor

by The New York Times

What can intensify a college basketball rivalry in the state of Michigan?

Add to the mix a knotty theological rift that reaches back to the mid-19th century, and these games take on a spiritual fervor all their own.