5 to Live By

Linking you to the top 5 Christian blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. 

President Obama’s War on Religion, Part 1

Don’t miss Denny Burk’s passionate commentary against Obama’s war on religion. Here’s an excerpt. 

The President rolled out a regulation that will force religious organizations to pay for abortions. The regulation is all a part of Obamacare, and it requires faith-based hospitals and universities to provide birth-control without a co-pay. Many Christian groups (especially Roman Catholics) have religious objections to birth control, but those groups will now have to pay for it. What is worse is that some of the birth control methods that will be covered are abortifacients. Nearly all conservative Christian groups (both Protestant and Catholic) oppose abortifacients because they are medicines that cause abortions. In effect, Obamacare now requires these Christian groups to pay for the killing of unborn human life. 

Read the rest, and pray, and vote: President Obama’s War on Religion.  

President Obama’s War on Religion, Part 2

Nor should you miss Al Mohler’s equally scathing rebuke of the new law in The President, the Pill, and Religious Liberty in Peril.

Here’s an excerpt. 

In 1808, President Thomas Jefferson stated the matter bluntly: “I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises.” Fast forward 204 years and President Barack Obama has reversed that logic, ordering religious institutions to provide insurance coverage for employees that must include contraceptives, including those that may induce an abortion. 

5 Reviews of The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams

Heath Lambert’s new book The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams is attracting some well-deserved attention. Here are 5 recent reviews. 

6 De-Churching Trends

Pastor Paul Tautges nails it and challenges consumer “churchianity” in his summary of 6 De-Churching Trends.  

Intelligent Design

Justin Taylor posts videos of An Interview with Stephen Meyer on Intelligent Design. In the videos, R.C. Sproul interviews Stephen Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, on philosophy, evolution, education, Intelligent Design, and more. 

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