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Friday’s 5 to Live By

November 29, 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.

5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Peaceful

At Nancy Leigh Demoss’ True Woman site, just in time for the holidays, Elisha Galotti shares 5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Peaceful.

A Prayer for Thanksgiving Week

Pastor Scotty Smith offers A Prayer for Monday of Thanksgiving Week.

In Conflict

At her Biblical Counseling for Women site, Julie Ganschow encourages each of us to take the log out of our own eye when we find ourselves In Conflict.

Thoughts on the Court Ruling on the Minister’s Housing Allowance

Thom Rainier explains:

U. S. District Judge Barbara Crabb of  the Western District of Wisconsin ruled unconstitutional a provision in the U. S. tax code that allows ministers to declare some or all of their ministerial income as a housing allowance. That allowance is not subject to federal income tax. Though it is still too early to gauge the full implications of this ruling, there are several questions many are asking. I will somewhat randomly try to respond to those questions I’ve heard.

You can read Thom’s responses at Thoughts on the Court Ruling on the Minister’s Housing Allowance.

Sex and the Church

Brad Hambrick writes:

“For too long the church has allowed culture to own the discussion of sex. God created sex and declared it good. When we distort sex, God can redeem our guilt (if we have sinned) or our shame (if we have been abused).”

Brad then shares a selection of excellent resources. Read his entire post and find the links to the resources at Sex and the Church.

Join the Conversation

Which post impacted you the most? Why? What blog posts have you enjoyed this week that you want to share with others?