Giving Discretion to the Youth

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One of the reasons for the wisdom literature in the Old Testament, we are told in Proverbs 1:4, is “to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth.” The discretion that wisdom bequeaths to those who take up abode with her is not simply a bare knowledge of right and wrong (though […]

Joshua Schendel
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

(PART FIVE OF A SIX-PART SERIES) We are delighted that Dr. Jones has agreed to expand this current study of 1 John from four parts to six, helping us to dig even deeper into this Epistle for the remainder of 2020. In his First Epistle, the apostle John drew an identikit portrait of the […]

Hywel R. Jones
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

This past spring, we watched the coronavirus pandemic hit the world around. At the time of this writing, the globe has seen over 7 million people affected by this pandemic and over 400,000 have died. My own country, India, has crossed the 200,000 mark of cases and over 6,000 people have died. America has almost […]

Paul Swarup
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

In Evangelism in the Early Church, Michael Green highlights three Greek words used with the expansion of Christianity: martureo (and related words meaning “witness”), euaggelizomai (“telling good news”), and kerusso (“proclamation”).1 Of the three words, Green spends the least amount of time and attention on “witness.” This is understandable since the other words are used […]

Basil Grafas
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Jean M. Twenge is professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 130 scientific publications and numerous books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood; The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement with W. Keith […]

Jean Twenge
Michael S. Horton
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Most of us recall the recent defection of former “Young, Restless, and Reformed” (YRR) author and ex-senior pastor Joshua Harris. A homeschool movement leader’s kid who went on to become a leading figure of the evangelical sexual purity and “courtship” movement with his 1997 monster best-seller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, followed by Boy Meets Girl: […]

David J. Ayers
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Be true to yourself. Follow your heart. Believe your truth. Love yourself. Don’t let someone else stand in the way of your dreams. Speak your truth. Take care of yourself first so that you can best care for others. Cut from your life negative people who cause emotional stress. Live the best life you can, […]

Ginny Owens
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky Yale University Press, 2018 312 pages (hardcover), $26.00 On what do we base our concepts of morality? With the rise of the Enlightenment, there was a commitment to discovering a secular foundation for morality. While Christianity in […]

Larry D. Paarmann
James Davison Hunter
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

The Assault on American Excellence By Anthony Kronman Free Press, 2019 288 pages (hardcover), $27.00 Unceasingly inundated as our civilization is with transparently partisan moralizing, I’d wager that the average American intellectual has developed the unenviable habit of being reflexively cynical and numb in the face of any moral screed. We’re constantly on the lookout […]

Joseph Minich
Anthony Kronman
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

The End of Youth Ministry? Why Parents Don’t Really Care about Youth Groups and What Youth Workers Should Do about It by Andrew Root Baker Academic, 2020 240 pages (paperback), $22.99 Andrew Root, a leading voice in the academic study of youth ministry, has published a timely book for many struggling youth workers. While this […]

Cameron Cole
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

In the book of Proverbs, we are instructed to “pay attention” to the words of the wise and to “give our attention” to wisdom (Prov. 4:20; 5:1), to which many of us will, if we are honest, respond with the words of Augustine, “Behold, my life is a distraction” (Confessions, 11.29.39). In the same passage, […]

Joshua Schendel
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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