Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Reads - 5/7/18



Rosaria Butterfield: Christian Hospitality is Radically Different Than "Southern Hospitality"



Four Lessons I've Learned From the Puritans by Brian G. Najapfour



Learning To See the Glory In The Frustration In Parenting by Dustin Coleman
By the grace of God, we can not only survive these years, we can thrive in them. We just need to have the right perspective.



Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb by Elaine Storkey
It starts with recognizing the failure of two fundamental human rights: women being denied safety and girls being denied the basic right to be born.



A Dream Deferred by Jasmine Holmes
A reflection on trusting God through the heartache of miscarriage and childlessness: And my hope remains in eternity where my dreams will no longer be deferred, where my heart will explode with the reality of God's good providence where He will dry my every tear and remind me that even broken mamas are woman enough in Him.



Look Up From Your Lists: Letter To My 30-Year-Old-Self by Rick Segal
If I could do it all over, people would become the unrivaled objects of my fascination and service in my work.



The Christian's Job Description by John MacArthur
That's what I do - I tell people how to be reconciled to God. It's my job; it's my life. And it's yours, too, if you've been reconciled to God through Christ. That's what Christians do - it's our primary function. We preach the forgiveness of sins and redemption by God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.



The Dad I Want To Be by Daniel Darling
God calls us to something better and empowers us. We can't change where we've already failed, but we shouldn't let past failures paralyze us. Right now, in this exact moment, I can be faithful. I can put down my phone. I can seek peace in this conversation. I can turn away from selfishness and toward service.




Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday Reads - 4/26/18




Restore the Sweetness In Your Marriage by Stacy Reaoch
The busyness of life and our own selfish desires can often blind us from seeing the gift of our spouse...


Why Legalism Destroys Churches and Kills Christians by Jeff Robinson
Rightly understood, the law of God is good, unmasking our self-righteousness and exposing our depravity. It sends us running for cover in the righteousness of Christ won at Calvary through His selfless love. It liberates us to rest from our labors at keeping the law, and leads us to green pastures of deep and overflowing joy in Christ alone.


Pastoral Lessons From Galatians by John Divito
One of the central blessings of pastoral ministry is saturating your mind with the Word of God. Pastors have the privilege of devoting ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.


What Actually Happened At Mount. St. Helens? by Thomas Purifoy, Jr.
Is Genesis history?


The FAQs: What You Should Know About the Alfie Evans Controversy by Joe Carter
As with the Charlie Gard case, the main ethical issue is about the scope of parental rights, and who should be allowed to decide what is in the "best interests" of the child in regards to additional treatment.



Simple Evangelism in the Church by Jason Helopoulos
"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:35)



10 Things You Should Know About Athanasius by Machael A.G. Haykin



4 Ways Doctrine Impacts Every Day Of My Life (And Why the Church Needs It) by Scott Slayton
Sounds doctrine is good for followers of Jesus. We need to know the truth, which means we must study the truth.


The Everyday Question of Motherhood by Christine Hoover
Motherhood is not so much the big, dramatic acts of sacrifice, but the little, everyday, unseen ones.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday Reads - 4/24/18




How Could We Be Silent? by David Robertson
For any who know and experience the beauty and glory of Christ, the question is not whether we should speak up, but rather how on earth can we keep silent?



A Word to Parents At Their Breaking Point by Andrew Wilson (video)
When you're in the trenches of parenthood, it can be easy to become discouraged as you stare down the struggles and difficulties of the long road ahead. In this brief video, Andrew Wilson gives some advice to parents of children with special needs offering a simple yet helpful insight.



His Suffering Sparked A Movement by John Piper
Oh, that God would grant us a persevering grace to spread a passion for His supremacy in all things, like David Brainerd, for the joy of all peoples!


Will Profanity Make Us More Relevant In Reaching Our Culture? by John Piper
It's not risque language that will waken the dead, but radical love.