Weekly Once-Over (5.22.13)

Goal for Weekly Once-Over Weekly Once-Over is our weekly recap of some great blog posts that we have seen this past week that have been helpful and our hope is that they would benefit you in someway. So every Thursday of each week you will see a post that has links to different blog posts. Enjoy!

Weekly Once-Over (5.22.13)

Jacob Chen - An Adoption Story: Drawing on Gospel parallels and the extent of God's pursuit, this film follows one couple as they meet their newly adopted son for the first time.

Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations: "Here is my effort to express the kind of commitments that would, I think, guard us from the kinds of abuses that have marred this otherwise beautiful movement of compassion and conviction in our day. I believe that the vast majority of Christian adoption advocates would agree with these disavowals and affirmations. These should be understood within the biblical and theological framework for adoption I have developed elsewhere on this site."

The Litmus Test of Genuine Christianity: "In our pluralistic culture, churches have become so varied that they spread confusion about what it really means to be a follower of Christ. When it comes to hot-button issues like gun rights, abortion, and homosexuality, professing Christians line up on opposite ends. Can Christianity legitimately be so divided? Or, to put it another way, can anyone discern the "real deal"? Is it possible to know what functional, practical Christianity truly looks like?"

Free E-Book Alert: Ligonier Ministries has announced that R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series will now be free for Kindle and other e-readers. So have at it! Can I Be Sure I'm Saved?Can I Have Joy in My Life?Can I Know God's Will?Can I Trust the Bible?Does God Control Everything?Does Prayer Change Things?How Should I Live in this World?What Can I Do with My Guilt?What Does It Mean to be Born Again?What Is Baptism?What Is Faith?What Is the Trinity?Who Is Jesus?Who Is the Holy Spirit?

By Christ's purchasing redemption, two things are intended: his satisfaction and his merit; the one pays our debt, and so satisfies; the other procures our title, and so merits. The satisfaction of Christ is to free us from misery; the merit of Christ is to purchase happiness for us. - Jonathan Edwards