What I Read This Week (07.27.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

Visioning as a Couple: Living Out Your Purpose as a Family

There is something to be said for knowing what you are living towards. We talk about it when it comes to business, our personal lives, but why not with our family? We have the chance to shape our relationships, with our spouse and children. We need to take that seriously.

 

Confession ≠ Repentance

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What I Read This Week (07.13.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

 

8 Things I Wish Jesus Had Never Said

Jesus said some nice things, things that I like. Things I accept. Things I want to see happen in this broken world. Then there are things that I wish Jesus hadn’t said, because what He said demands something of me. Something that I might not be willing to do. Something I might not be willing to be. Something I might not be willing to endure.

 

There Is More Than One Religious View On Abortion

When people talk about abortions, whether or not it is right or legal, the term “religious community” gets thrown around. But what religious community is that? You may think that all faith groups fall on the same side of the abortion argument, but that isn’t the case.

I am not saying that I agree with these arguments or ideas, but I find it interesting to discover how other people of faith are working out this nuanced issue.

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What I Read This Week (05.25.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

 

You Can Always Use One More Translation, or Why I Read the NIVNKJVESVNLTNASBMSGKJVCSBNET Bible

We all have our favourite Bible translations. There is nothing wrong with that. But maybe we need to loosen our grip on that one a bit, and realize that, sometimes, more than one is better.

 

The Five Marks of A Spiritually Mature Leader

Whether you are a leader or not, it’s important to know what a good and mature leader looks like. Not every leader is. Not everyone knows what to look for in their leaders. Be in the know.

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What I Read This Week (05.11.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

 

Marriage Isn’t A Game of Russian Roulette

Not explicitly Christian, but Brett McKay is spitting some solid truth about marriage. It isn’t a game of chance. What you sow, you shall reap.

 

18 Paintings Christians Should See

I was raised in a tradition that was low on artistic expression, so as I’ve grown, I’ve taken an interest in Christian art. I may not agree what a Christian needs to see all these pieces, but they do get you thinking about Christianity, art, and where the two intersect well.

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What I Read This Week (05.04.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

 

5 Insights for Interpreting the Deaths of Ananias and Sapphira

This story has always been a tricky one, even for seasoned pastors and teachers. Hopefully, these insights will help you navigate Acts 5 whether you are teaching on it or just reading it for yourself.

 

Who Are the Outcasts in (Some) Churchs?

Who are the people that are neglected by the church? Or in the church? Have you thought about it? Do you know who you are called to love?

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What I Read This Week (04.27.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

 

The Bible Verse Many Men Don’t Believe

We say that we believe what the Bible says, but reality reveals something different. Men especially need to understand what this Scripture is saying and then start acting on it.

 

If Bible Study Doesn’t Feel Like Work, You Aren’t Really Doing It

Whether you are leading one or doing a Bible study alone, it is work. It shouldn’t be a simple thing you whisk through in 15 minutes. If so, you are missing out on so very much.

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What I Read This Week (04.13.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

3 Practical Reasons David Chose Jerusalem – and 1 That Trumps Them All

Sometimes we forget the people in the Bible were real people. They had minds, thoughts and ideas, intentions and desires. They weren’t automatons following a divine script. So when David chose Jerusalem for his capital city, there were reasons. Knowing them gives some more flavour to the stories of 1 and 2 Samuel.

 

Humanity Alone is the Image of God

A nice reminder of how truly special you and I are.

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