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.
Listing them without explanation today, because there are so many!
Christine Hoover on training and equipping women (Better Together)
Pure gold from Christine Hoover and Trillia Newbell. I loved hearing their passion for equipping women to teach the gospel, and their wisdom on the various ways this can be done. I listened to this in the car and definitely plan to listen again so I can take notes.
Ray Ortlund on Finishing Well in Ministry(The Gospel Coalition)
As someone just starting out in ministry, I need to be thinking now about how to finish well. The mindsets and habits I develop now will stay with me for years and decades. (Also, TGC now does transcripts of their podcasts. So helpful!)
I’m an Anxious Person — How Do I ‘Rest in Christ’? (Ask Pastor John, episode 1312)
We often wrongly conflate rest with bingeing television shows. This was a helpful corrective, drawing us to rest instead in the gentle friendship of Jesus.
Signs of pride:
1. Desire to be well known (Jm 3:13-16).
2. Desire to impress people (Lk 10:38-42).
3. Draw Attention to Myself (Pr 27:2).
4. Know It All (1 Cor 8:1).
5. Desire Recognition (Jn 5:41-44).
6. Desire Praise (Jn 5:41-44).
7. Self Sufficient (Matt 4:4).
— Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge) March 22, 2019
Church discipline doesn't start in the elder room or the breaking of a membership covenant. It starts when ordinary people, assuming the best about one another, faithfully confront the small foxes of sin in one another's lives.
— Lore FergusonWilbert (@lorewilbert) March 27, 2019
Started the day listening to Lewis’ ‘The Weight of Glory’ lying in bed before beginning the morning routine.
Talk about beating back the usual morning discouragements with the reality of heaven. I think I floated out of bed.
Gonna be a good day.
— Dane Ortlund (@daneortlund) March 12, 2019
We all long for Eden, and are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature is soaked with the sense of exile. — Tolkien
— KJ (@KJ7562) March 21, 2019
Genesis ends with Joseph’s death.
Deuteronomy ends with Moses’ death.
Joshua ends with Joshua’s death.
Gospels end with Jesus’ resurrection.
And that changes everything.
— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) March 14, 2019