Friday’s Five to Live By

July 22, 2011


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Friday's Five To Live By

Depression and the Ministry

We’ve never highlighted our own posts before, and don’t want to make a habit of it. However, it seems wise to provide some quick links for the five-part joint series presented by BCC and The Gospel Coalition (TGC) on Depression and the Ministry.

Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager

John Piper writes with sensitivity and wisdom to a teenager who is a lot like all of us. One of his pearls of wisdom includes: “the highest mental health is not liking myself but being joyfully interested in everything but myself.” Read the rest in Letters to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager.


At the Institute for Nouthetic Studies, Jay Adams has been sharing a number of prayers and poems from his heart. Down reads like a psalm of David—with biblical candor and eternal hope.

Talk to Yourself

Tim Challies posts a classic quote from Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ work Spiritual Depression. Read about it in Talk to Yourself.

The Grace of Confession

Paul Tripp offers probing insights into The Grace of Confession.

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Which post impacted you the most? Why? What blog posts on biblical counseling and Christian living have you enjoyed this week that you want to share with others?