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Finding the Good in Christian Sorrow

How do we deal with sorrow and sin in the world—and in our own hearts?

The key is knowing what else is in our hearts: the laws of God.

God Is There—Practice His Presence

Is God present with you?  As you cook?  As you drive?  As you work?

I was sixteen when I first read Practicing His Presence. The book tells of a simple mindset shift that comes when a Christian takes seriously the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Top 10 Lessons in Thinking

Here are my favorite principles of logic and reasoning, collected from Leonard Peikoff’s Objectivism: the Philosophy of Ayn Rand.

While these do stand on their own, they become most useful if you study them individually and in depth. For that, I recommend Peikoff’s book.

10 Great Christian Resources

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Here are my top 10 Christian resources for weekly reading. They are the kind of sites to sink your teeth into and really get to know.

I’m not endorsing all of the particular views, but I do endorse the quality of the writing and the usefulness for orienting young leaders. I place them in order of how much time I myself spend reading these resources.

How to Surrender No Premise

When disputing or discussing, it’s common to grant an opponent’s premise for the sake of argument. But we don’t always need to, and it’s not always desirable.

Take this example:

One who supports “Planned Parenthood” and the harvesting of infant body parts argues as follows:

“I thought that according to Christianity all babies go to heaven anyway. So why do you care?”

See what the person is doing? He’s not advocating for his own position, but seeking merely to reduce the Christian view to absurdity.