Once or twice a month, I gather up links to some of my favourite reading and resources from the past fortnight. I’d love to know what you’ve been reading in the comments too.
10 Church Members God Especially Calls Me To Love
Tim Challies gives and incredibly helpful and challenging call to people in ministry, reminding us that we have “not been called to a life of ease, but a life of service, even to those who sometimes make that service a trial.”
Be a Broken Record
“Now more than ever is the time we need to be encouraged and given hope. We are repetitive because our hope is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and it will always remain the most important thing in our lives. Be a broken record, and repeat it.”
Glen Scrivener writes about the surprising joy of conviction: “My conscience was pricked, my pride was deflated and suddenly I could simply be the sinner that I had always been.”
8 things you need to know about counseling
This article isn’t about formal counseling, but rather the informal personal ministry that all believers are called to practice with one another. Even with all its challenges, Jeremy Pierre concludes that “the labor of personal ministry is worth it.”
Mission in a time of global pandemic (Centre for Christian Living)
A helpful conversation about how we can still be on mission during this pandemic, with lots of practical tips for reaching out to unbelievers.
Same Sex Attracted. Biblically Faithful. (Good Book Company)
Sam Allberry, Rachel Gilson and Rebecca McLaughlin discuss how the biblical view of sexuality is actually good news for those who experience same-sex attraction.
Idols that have fallen:
New idols on offer:
– knowledge (more data will save us)
– authority (political/medical)
– control (if we do X, we can control this)
Unchanged & unchanging:
– Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
— Bob Thune (@bobthune) April 3, 2020
It was often a great comfort to me, that I could pray heartily to God for those, to whom I could not speak, and whom I was not allowed to see.
— David Brainerd (@BrainerdQuotes) April 4, 2020
It is healthy and freeing to regularly lay our ministry or "platform" before the Lord, and seek to be genuinely okay with Him taking it away, if only it means we can have more of Him. Helps keep things in the right place.
— Gavin Ortlund (@gavinortlund) April 2, 2020
You know that horrible habit you have to make a snap judgment about that person, institution, or issue—the one you really don't know that much about or haven't really studied? You know what you should do with that habit?
Find the nearest fire and throw it in there.
— Isaac Adams (@isickadams) March 26, 2020