Saturday Selections – Dec 16, 2017

Ten books every teenager should read

It isn’t important that your son or daughter has read all the books on this list, or even any. What is important is that, as parents, we’re encouraging our teens to make it their business to grow in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord. And that’s where a list like this can help, offering an assortment of awesome books, so that hopefully something here will spark their interest.

John Piper’s tribute to RC Sproul (1939-2017)

There have been any number of tributes this past week, after RC Sproul passed on to be with his Father, and John Piper’s may be the best because he gives a number of examples of Sproul’s “jolting exposition.”

Evolution vs. the Bible

A ten-minute read on how “Francis Collins and BioLogos seek a different story of our origins than the one told in Genesis”

Who’s distracted by a girl wearing skintight leggings? Maybe the girl? 

This isn’t a Christian perspective – it’s from Psychology Today – but it is an interesting one on how tight clothing may be a distraction in the classroom…for the girls wearing it.

On how the Reformation freed and elevated women

This is a fascinating 40-minute presentation from the author of Popes and Feminists.

On courtship vs. dating – a conversation between Joshua Harris and Thomas Umstattd Jr.

This 17-minute conversation features Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, and Thomas Umstattd Jr., author of Courtship in Crisis: The Case for Traditional Dating. It is a congenial and helpful discussion by two men who used to represent very different sides of this debate.

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