Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers.

Is Everything Sad Going to Come Untrue? Why We Need Eschatology Now More than Ever

“Eschatology is not a topic that should be reserved for theologians or scholars.  It is a topic for every Christian, and, for that matter, every person.  We all live in a dark world.  And there is no message more relevant to those living in a dark world than a message about how that world will one day be changed.”

Sweet Relief

In this post Cara Croft shares openly about some of her thoughts and feeling about the Coronavirus lockdown. They might not be what you expect…

3 Dangers of an Over-Realized Eschatology

“Believing God is going to do something he hasn’t promised to do yet will sow seeds of doubt in our faith when our expectations aren’t met. God has made wonderful promises that give us hope, yet we must understand them properly and in their context.”

Does your view of Israel diminish the work of the Cross?

“There are so many wonderful resources out there which present a bite-size theology and they are helpful, but are we reducing our entire theology to be bite-size and by doing so are we neglecting the serious study of God’s Word?”

Sanctification is Quarantine

“The Lord is helping me see that even in this stripped-down version of life, He is still here and He is still enough. He’s enough for the scraping away of sin and rough edges. He’s enough for the loneliness. He’s enough for the endless cooking and cleaning and out-of-my-depths schooling I’m plunged into. He’s enough in the sameness of replicated days. He’s enough to wipe away the ugliness seeping from my heart. He’s enough to forgive, uphold, and satisfy.”

6 REASONS PASTORS SHOULD BLOG

This article was originally posted on Desiring God, but PJ Tibayan couldn’t find it there so he posted it on his own blog. Interesting read.

Ambassadors of Hope

“When God called you to eternal life, He also called you to spend the rest of your days here on Earth as His ambassador. Share this hope with your neighbors, friends, family and lost and hurting world.”

Post Post-Modernism

“I have been wondering if this global pandemic will eventually come to be seen as another monumental shift in our thinking, but I feel that if it is, it won’t be a good one”

Discipleship 102

“Discipleship isn’t a programme it’s an organic relationship.  It invites others to watch us and observe and question and learn.  It also invites them to challenge us about sin and other issues in our lives.  But just because it is organic it doesn’t mean that we don’t need to think about it.”