January Links #2

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.


Love Your Neighbor in the New Year: Answer Their Emails and Texts
Whoops, I’m not very good at doing this promptly. This was a fresh and useful perspective among the conversations about how to use technology well.

Tolkien, Great Reversals, and Hobbit-like Humility
There’s nothing I love more than a good Tolkien illustration. “God treasures humble-hearted servants. Therefore, pastor, be a hobbit.”

When All That Remains Is Ash
And here’s another one! Chris Thomas uses the language of Middle Earth to reflect on the devastating bushfires that are still raging across our country.

The Slowness of Sanctification
A comforting read for anyone discouraged by their slow progress in the Christian life: “Don’t lose heart—press on dear friend. He’s the workman, you’re the recipient of grace.”

More Than the Sparrows
“Being an introvert and a relatively melancholy person, my bent is toward isolation.” Macy gets me! She encourages us that even in the midst of loneliness, God sees, knows, and loves us.


The Decision-Making Episode (Age of Minority)
This podcast is targeted at teenagers, but I found their discussion on decision-making and the will of God to be really helpful. As a bonus, the banter is always spot-on.

Of Reviewing Many Books There Is No End (TGC podcast)
I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at how TGC puts together their book content.

Tim Challies Interview (Redeeming Productivity Show)
I’ll listen to any Christian talk about blogging and productivity, but especially Tim!

Plus two more writing-related podcast episodes: Justin Taylor on Writing Advice from C.S. Lewis (Home Row) and Christopher Ash on writing, marriage, and advice for young pastors (Pastor Well with Hershael York).


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