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Can A Man Admire A Beautiful Woman Without Sinning?

A couple of years ago, I read the book  When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography for review. Reading that book has lead me to think more about this word addiction as it relates to sex and pornography. Many questions came to my mind,...
Posted April 23, 2014 @ 1:49 PM by Aimee Byrd

Three's a Crowd

Last November, over at First Things, Peter Leithart declared the end of Protestantism in what proved to be an incendiary post.  A few days later, Fred Sanders of Biola University, fired back, declaring that it was his joy to be...
Posted April 23, 2014 @ 12:15 PM by Carl Trueman
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And baby makes four....

Our Northern Ireland correspondent brought to my attention this story, about three married Boston lesbians who are expecting their first child.It may seem odd but the underlying logic seems sound: if marriage is no longer to be confined to a...
Posted April 23, 2014 @ 11:41 AM by Carl Trueman
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An Unhappy Week in the Underground Bunker

It has been an unhappy week in the Underground Bunker.  The return from vacation of She Who Must Be Obeyed (with a different hair style and a rather austere wardrobe choice) has meant that the job of being on MoS...
Posted April 23, 2014 @ 6:34 AM by Carl Trueman
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A theology of the body for teens (and the rest of us)

David Murray has written a great little post entitled "Body Theology for Teens." Parents, this would be a helpful discussion starter with your children. Here is a sample:5. Protect: As the believer's body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1...
Posted April 22, 2014 @ 2:50 PM by Todd Pruitt
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The most important book of the year?

I don't know Kevin DeYoung. As far as I know I don't owe him any money. I'm not writing a book so I'm not expecting him to give me a cover blurb. I have never received a free copy of...
Posted April 21, 2014 @ 9:19 AM by Todd Pruitt

Tell Us How You Really Feel: Comments About the Church Plant Initiative

What do you think about our church plant initiative in Richmond, Virginia? From the outside looking in, you can only say so much. The video we created to spread the word and the website we have, which is dedicated to share...
Posted April 21, 2014 @ 7:50 AM by Leon Brown

Concern for the prodigal son

Doing a little study this afternoon, I came across this illuminating section from B. B. Warfield on the parable of the prodigal son, and the danger of make it a definitive statement of the gospel. Given the parable's present popularity...
Posted April 19, 2014 @ 10:03 AM by Jeremy Walker

Your Wife As Your First Ministry: A Good Thing or Bad?

On numerous occasions, I have heard pastors and parishioners remark, "Your wife is your first ministry." The aforementioned statement can easily be expanded to, "Your family is your first ministry." However, for the purposes of this brief post, I will...
Posted April 18, 2014 @ 9:29 AM by Leon Brown
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A Faith That Fights

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Posted April 18, 2014 @ 7:48 AM by Aimee Byrd

The Triune God

Our latest book, The Triune God, has recently been published in partnership with P&R Publishing. It is high testament to the blessings of God upon some very hard work as it's the culmination of many years of steady and faithful...
Posted April 17, 2014 @ 11:03 AM by Robert Brady

Christians and Depression

Recently David Murray's HeadHeartHand Media produced 5 videos each telling the story of a Christian who knows what it is to struggle with depression. Murray is the author of Christians Get Depressed Too which I highly recommend. He demonstrates a...
Posted April 16, 2014 @ 2:04 PM by Todd Pruitt

Reviewing Beauty

Let's face it, all women get tangled up in the whole beauty issue. Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitaker tackle it head on in their new book True Beauty. If you want to know a little more about the book, I...
Posted April 16, 2014 @ 12:43 PM by Aimee Byrd

Just one of the guys?

Last week's MoS generated what has been voted the best line in the show so far.  No, not our personal favourite ("If anyone could make me a feminist, it would be you two.") but la prima Donna's probing question "What...
Posted April 16, 2014 @ 6:47 AM by Carl Trueman
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Aimee Byrd on The Confessing Baptist podcast

The Confessing Baptist podcast interviews our own Amiee Byrd, Housewife Theologian. With probe:- What got you to writing a book?- Are women to "study to show themselves approved?- What is true beauty?- What is modesty?- Chastity?- How do you help...
Posted April 15, 2014 @ 1:58 PM by Robert Brady
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