Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Reads - 3/28/17

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Peter's Message to Politically Panicked Christians
"The Gospel... tells us that the political sphere is just one area in which change can take place."

10 Lessons on Parenting Little Ones

You Can't Win the Neighbor You Fear
"Jesus told us the world would hate us. But what if the world doesn't even know us apart from what they see on TV? Is it possible, then, that our neighbors hate us because they don't actually know us personally? Is so, why not?"

China Admits to the Greatest Slaughter in Human History
A largely untold story in our history books.

The Intellectual in Canada Who Unmasked Political Idolatry in America

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus
While I don't agree with the author's tone in some places, this is a cool story. And props to NY Times for writing about this!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Daily Reads - 3/20/17

Can You Love God and Your Job?
"Work doesn't exist as a lurking competitor to loving God and our neighbor. Instead it provides a means of loving God and our neighbor."

Jeanne Hendricks: God's Grace Before, Beside, and After "Prof" Hendricks
A powerful testimony of God's grace by Jeanne Hendricks, the widow of Dr. Howard Hendricks.

To Be Looked Through, Not Looked At
In his book on poetry, C.S. Lewis "wanted the poet to disappear behind his words, behind his medium and to draw attention not to himself but to what was so important to him... this truth is profound and applicable far beyond poetry."

Why I Love the Psalms

We Can't Microwave People Into Maturity
It takes time. It takes patience. It takes persistence. It takes prayer.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Daily Reads - 3/11/17

No Spin About Sin - An important reminder to think biblically about sin.

How to Preach with Biblical Fullness - Humility allows God to speak through His Word.

Why We're Still Reading 'My Utmost for His Highest' 80 Years Later

Porn-Free Church: Sex, God, and the Gospel - A biblical approach to sex is good news for married people. A biblical approach to sex is also good news for single people.

An Evangelical Pastor on Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated - An interview with Tim Keller

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Daily Reads - 1/31/17

But I Do, Dad
Wow, this was an emotional read! I really appreciate this poem. It reminds me to value the moments that I still get to enjoy with my dad. It also provides me with perspective as I look forward to being a dad myself!

7 Questions to Ask Before Posting About Politics on Social Media

7 Ways to Do Political Punditry Wrong
Fellow Christians, lets be shrewd, wise, and gracious in how we address issues and truth. The world IS watching!

Choose Courage Over Outrage
"We don't admire courage anymore; at least not real courage. In our culture, the quiet, settled resolve to do the right thing in the face of overwhelming opposition has been drowned in a sea of manufactured outrage. Outrage should not be confused with courage, even though it often tries to dress in courage's clothing."

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Daily Reads - 1/24/17

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5 Cheap But Meaningful Ways to Make the Most Out of Date Night
What a privilege to date my wife! There are some good reminders and suggestions in this article.

Why and How My Wife and I Give to the Church
Giving can be a difficult and sensitive topic for pastors and the church to talk about. In this article Chuck Lawless demonstrates a healthy perspective on giving to the local church.

Solitary Ruminations on Trump's Inaugural
One of my college professors offers some thoughts on President Trump's inaugural.

The Value of Christian Protest
"Prayer is an under-estimated resource for affection social change. Therefore, prayer is a powerful form of protest for Christians..."

Planned Parenthood's Most Misleading Statistic

Biblical Success
I need this reminder regularly.

Words Matter: Recovering Godly Speech in a Culture of Profanity
"God created our mouths to be fountains of blessing, not gutters of cursing. He exhorts us to build up others with our words, 'giving grace to those who hear' (Eph. 4:29). How can we do this in a culture inundated with profanity and unwholesome speech?"