Friday’s Five to Live By

August 3, 2012


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Friday's Five To Live By 2012

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.

2 Consistent Lies About Chick-fil-a

Denny Burke carefully delineates 2 Consistent Lies About Chick-fil-a in the Press.

(How Not) to Train Up a Child

Tim Challies provides a critical review of Michael Pearl’s To Train Up a Child in (How Not) to Train Up a Child.

An Hour-Long Conversation with Paul Tripp

Justin Taylor re-posts an interview done by Justin Holcomb with Paul Tripp. View it at An Hour-Long Conversation with Paul Tripp.

Fighting Temptation Like Tim Tebow

Covenant Eyes encourages us to Fight Temptation Like Tim Tebow.

Jonathan Merritt Shares His Story

The issues of sexual identity is vital to biblical counselors. Responding with conviction and compassionate are essential. Ed Stetzer has provided Jonathan Merritt an opportunity to share his story. Here’s Stetzer’s introduction.

Jonathan Merritt is a nationally known writer, blogger and news personality. He has written two books, Green Like God and A Faith of Our Own and has written for USAToday, the Huffington Post, and many others. He’s done lots of news appearances– the last I saw him on television was on “The O-Reilly Factor” a few weeks ago.

Recently, after Jonathan, in a piece written for The Atlantic, defended Chick-fil-A against a potential boycott by gay activists, a “gay, former-evangelical” blogger claimed he had evidence Jonathan himself was gay. In the parlance the effort was to “out him.” Merritt’s defense of Chick-fil-A had already exploded in the LGBT blogosphere, but this enflamed the issue as many sought to discredit Jonathan after he dared to defend Chick-fil-A.

Jonathan’s views have been clear–he considers homosexual practice as sin and is not in favor of redefining marriage (about half of America agrees, btw). Such views make you a target today, regardless of your personal situation.

Read Stetzer’s Q/A with Jonathan Merritt in Jonathan Merritt Shares His Story.

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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?