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.
Murk and Hope
Abigail Rehmert encourages us to notice God’s goodness and pray for his help even in the darkest of days.
Poetic Soul Care
“Suffering blasts us like a hand grenade—it dizzies, disorients, and deafens. It can be difficult to absorb truth when your pain is screaming, and your ears are ringing. But poetry is like a covert frequency, a secret skylight.”
4 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Living in the Meantime
“The meantime is that place in between where you used to be and where you want to be.” We’ll all face various “meantime” seasons, and the middle of this pandemic is just one of them. You’ll find these four questions helpful for examining your heart and life so you can embrace where God has you now.
Ten Things to Pray for Parents
I’d like to do better at praying regularly for the parents of my youth group kids, so I’m saving this helpful list from Rooted Ministry.
Equipping young people for ministry before, during and after a pandemic (Discipleship Under the Crown)
This Aussie youth ministry podcast has been helpful in the pandemic.
Killing Sin at the Root Level: A Conversation with Gavin Peacock (The City of God Podcast)
If we’re going to make lasting progress in sanctification, we need to specifically tackle the roots of our sin.
“So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” 1 Cor 3:7
For anyone involved in ministry, there needs to be a constant awareness of this truth.
— David Simon (@David_Simon27) August 31, 2020
Alan Jacobs described C.S. Lewis as "above all characterized by a willingness to be enchanted … an openness to delight, to the sense that there's more to the world than meets the jaundiced eye."
I love that. A wonderful thing to aim for, amid so much cynicism and guardedness.
— Gavin Ortlund (@gavinortlund) September 5, 2020
The key to contentment as a single person isn’t being content in singleness; it’s being content in Christ, as a single person.
— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) August 28, 2020
The keeping and right managing of the heart in every condition,is one great business of a Christian’s life.
— John Flavel (@FlavelJohn) August 24, 2020
"We sin to increase our welfare, and the result is rather to increase our misfortune. What is the reason for this, except that well-being can only come to man from God, not from himself?"
— Augustine (City of God, XIV.4)
— Zach Barnhart (@zachbarnhart_) August 20, 2020