From the Interwebs (12/07/13)

Five Errors of the Prosperity Gospel

David W. Jones over at Nine Marks outlined five basic errors of the health and wealth gospel that’s prevalent in the church today: 1) the misapplication of the Abrahamic Covenant; 2) a faulty view of the atonement; 3) giving in order to gain compensation from God; 4) faith as a self-generated spiritual force that leads to prosperity; 5) and prayer as a tool to force God to grant prosperity. If you’re tired of the empty promises of the prosperity preachers, read this post.

Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children

John Piper gives nine useful parenting tips that I know will come handy for me in the future. His post was triggered by what he witnessed on a plane where a mother gave her child a free pass in defying a flight attended who requested that passengers turn off their electronic devices upon take off.