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Friday’s 5 to Live By

January 2, 2015

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Friday's 5 To Live By

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.

Don’t Get Too Familiar with the Bible

At the Desiring God website, Peter Krol writes:

Beware the deceptive wiles of familiarity — that sweet but double-edged virtue that makes you feel at home in the word of God. Familiarity of the tender variety persists in reminding you of the gospel and deepening your communion with Christ. But if you’re not careful, cold-hearted familiarity will betray you with kisses, poison your wineglass, and watch impassively while your life slips steadily away. You might not even realize it’s happening.

Unexamined familiarity will prevent you from looking at the Book. Because such familiarity crowds out curiosity, it imperceptibly stiffens necks, hardens hearts, and deafens ears. Familiarity may lead us to assume things that are not in the text, and it may blind us to things that are.

Read the rest of Peter’s words at Don’t Get Too Familiar with the Bible.

Newsweek on the Bible: So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

Dr. Al Mohler exposes the lies behind Newsweek’s cover article on the Bible. Read Mohler’s insightful review of the Newsweek article in Newsweek on the Bible: So Misrepresented It’s a Sin.

A Christmas Present from the Mainstream Media

Michael Kruger also responds to Newsweek’s article. Read his in-depth analysis and critique in A Christmas Present from the Mainstream Media: Newsweek Takes a Desperate Swipe at the Integrity of the Bible.

What Are You Looking Forward To?

With the New Year upon us, Jay Adams asks and answers from a biblical perspective, the question, What Are You Looking Forward To? 

Redeeming Theology

At Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Whitney Woollard reminds us of the biblical purpose and value of theology. Read his thoughts in Redeeming Theology.

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


One thought on “Friday’s 5 to Live By

  1. Re: Redeeming Theology-Whitney Woollard.
    The right place of Theology is an important concept that is well stated here.

    I have seen Christians even question someone’s salvation if they perceive an error in their theology. As if “right” theology saves. While there certainly is such a thing as “right” theology, we only have a small facet of the whole. None of us has a complete right theology. But, ALL of us can, with the help of God, love Him and others. Your theology is never more important than the person you are talking to.

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