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A Discussion on Living Life to Preempt Regrets

Man against sunset of lifeNot long ago on my Facebook page, I retweeted a quote from John Piper. He wrote, “So much deep, heart-wrenching sorrow of regret among 60 somethings. I plead with you under 40: Preempt this!” A lively discussion followed about what the quote meant and how it applies to our lives. What follows is a portion of that discussion.

Writing Letters to the Suffering

The following moved me deeply. We asked permission to post it. It speaks for itself. My thanks to John Knight, John Piper and Desiring God.

Hand writingPastors, Help Your People: The Ministry of a Letter in Suffering
by John Knight

Pastors, Here's a Scenario

You're a pastor and ‘the call’ comes. One of your families have welcomed a child into the world – and that child is significantly disabled. They are crushed.

Off to the C.S. Lewis Conference

Randy and NanciNanci and I leave today for 12 days in Oxford and Cambridge where I'm teaching at the Oxbridge C. S. Lewis conference. I teach two seminars, one at Oxford and one at Cambridge, that are two afternoons each, plus a plenary session at Cambridge.

Serving Christ and Saving Unborn Lives

BabyI served on the board of the first crisis pregnancy center in the Pacific Northwest back in the 1980s, so the work that Pregnancy Resource Centers across the country (under the umbrella of the national organization, Care Net) are doing to save unborn babies is close to my heart.

C. S. Lewis on Gambling and Church Attendance

God in the Dock audioI have been rereading C. S. Lewis’s God in the Dock, a collection of his essays. Actually, I’ve been listening to the audio, sent to me by the wonderful folks at christianaudio.com. I love it. I am a big fan of audio.

Should We Be Against Hell or in Favor of It?

VoteIn many conversations over the last few years I’ve said to people, “If God had given me a vote on whether or not there is a hell, honestly I would have voted against it. But that is not a point of pride, it is a confession."

Does the Word “Evangelical” Mean Anything Anymore?

Searching?I’m writing this while returning from ICRS, the annual Christian book convention. I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport, reflecting on some of my conversations the past four days. I did many interviews about recent and forthcoming books, and talked with lots of evangelical booksellers, publishers, and authors.

Yellow Tangs, Part of God's Beautiful Creation

One of my favorite things to see when I've snorkeled is yellow Tangs hanging out with sea turtles. But I've never seen this many! Great photo someone sent me. 

Video Recap, with Two More Videos from Walt Larimore and Don Meredith

The Game Plan for LifeHope you enjoyed the videos for The Game Plan for Life Volume 2 study I’ve posted this week. I thought I’d end the week by re-posting all of the videos for those who’ve missed them. I’ve also included two additional videos from Walt Larimore and Don Meredith.

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