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Friday’s 5 to Live By

January 18, 2013

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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.

God Redeeming His Bride

Joe Thorn and Bob Kellemen both highly recommend Pastor Robert Cheong’s new book on church discipling God Redeeming His Bride. Read Thorn’s review here and Kellemen’s review here.

A New Moral McCarthyism

Pastor Lou Giglio was invited to offer the benediction at President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. After an uproar due to Giglio having preached a biblical message regarding homosexuality (nearly twenty years ago), Giglio decided not to be a part of the inaugural event.

Al Mohler points out that, “In other words, a Christian pastor has been effectively disinvited from delivering an inaugural prayer because he believers and teaches Christian truth.” He goes on to write:

“The imbroglio over Louie Giglio is the clearest evidence of the new Moral McCarthyism of our sexually ‘tolerant’ age. During the infamous McCarthy hearings, witnesses would be asked, ‘Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?’

In the version now to be employed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the question will be: ‘Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, or transsexualism, etc.) is anything less than morally acceptable and worthy of celebration?’”

Read Mohler’s entire post at The Giglio Imbroglio: The Public Inauguration of a New Moral McCarthyism.

For links to eight posts about the Giglio issue, read Bob Kellemen’s post 8 Top Christian Blog Posts—The Lou Giglio Edition.

A Song Every Dad Should Listen To

Justin Taylor shares a new video for a wonderful song (You’ll Find Your Way) from Andrew Peterson’s latest album, Light for the Lost Boy. To listen to the video visit A Song Every Dad Should Listen To.

Counseled by the Puritans

What can we learn about Christian living and biblical counseling from the Puritans? Paul Tautges considers just that in Counseled by Williams Ames.

Jesus Sings

We think, rightly so, of singing praises to Jesus. Did we also think of Jesus singing and even leading us in song? Tony Reinke at Desiring God explores four passages depicting that Jesus Sings.

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