Weekly Wraps (February 13-19, 2012)

Mark Driscoll on marital conflict, Matt Smethurst on Jeremy Lin, Brad House on community, and et cetera.

1. 1 Sinner + 1 Sinner ≠ 0 Conflict (Mark Driscoll) – Driscoll on marital conflicts. At the opening, he writes: “If you are married, you will have conflict. You cannot avoid it because marriage is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. You are a sinner, and you are married to a sinner.”

2. Faith and Basketball: The Sudden Rise of Jeremy Lin (Matt Smethurst)

3. Hearing the Beat of Your Community (Brad House) – House on community. He wisely writes: “The best leaders become students of their mission field.” As a part of Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati, which is a relatively new church in Makati City, I better apply this.

4. Sex In Marriage (Nathan Bingham) – Bingham excerpts from Joel Beeke’s Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism

5. Never Waste a Good Crisis (Tim Challies) – Challies on crisis. He also tackles The Manhattan Declaration.

6. When Pastors Give the Sex Talk (Jay Thomas) – Thomas counsels pastors on how to make sex talk fresh.

7. Evangelical Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience Against U.S. Government (Joe Carter)

8. Valentine’s Day (Mark Driscoll) – Driscoll on St. Valentine and the day attributed to him.

9. How Did Valentine’s Day Begin? (Justin Taylor) – Taylor quotes Maggi Dawn.

10. Made for Relationship (Anna Blankenship) – Blankenship on relationships. She writes: “Our Christian culture has bought into the lie that the only thing we need is God when we were created not only vertically (to be in relationship with God), but also horizontally (to be in relationship with others).”

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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