Friday Edition: January 22, 2016 / by Shane Anderson

Today's must read is Jared Oliphint's brief account of a sermon that changed his life. At the end of the article is the real gem, Richard Gaffin's message on Paul's words "we do not know how to pray, but..." May we be encouraged in our weakness: we have a advocate at God's right hand, Jesus Christ, and an advocate within us, the blessed Holy Spirit.

"The Chapel Message that Changed My Prayer Life" by Jared Oliphint via The Gospel Coalition and Westminster Theological Seminary http://goo.gl/1e8JOs

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Rut Etheridge from Geneva College is praying that God might deliver us from some Christian politicians! In his not-so-gentle-yet-edifying post at the always edifying blog, Gentle Reformation, he laments the Scripture twisting and lack of a fully formed Christian conscience in our political environment.

"Lord, Save Us From Some of These Christian Politicians!" by Rutledge Etheridge http://goo.gl/1ecaxO

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Christ offered himself as a sacrifice for his bride, and the first Adam should have done the same. This provocative thought is explored in Derek Rishmawy's post on Michael Morales' ( Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) new, widely acclaimed, biblical theology of Leviticus.

"Should Adam Have Atoned For Eve?" by Derek Rishmawy http://goo.gl/K1BkmI