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.

Must Women Be Silent in Churches? (1 Corinthians 14:34)

This is another one of those tricky verses in the Bible that has sparked many disputes in the body of Christ over the years. I hope that this article is helpful and encouraging for you.

7 Reasons I Appreciate My (Non-Reformed) Childhood Church

Maybe you’ve grown up in a different tradition than the one you’re currently serving in or attending. In this article Jeff Robinson explains his own story and some of the things he’s learned along the way.

How Pastors Can Best Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

One of the things I’ve been thinking about and reading about recently is domestic abuse. This article is a helpful, very brief, introduction to the topic for pastors. However, I would encourage every Christian to think about and proactively learn about this topic.

Context keeps you right… or at least it should!

The context of Bible verses and passage is hugely important, if we don’t study the context we can make wrong decisions and promote incorrect theology.

HOW TO HELP ENERGETIC KIDS ENGAGE IN WORSHIP

Most parents are now sitting with their children through church services. How can you keep them engaged, involved in the service and enable their learning? Amy Crane gives some helpful thoughts.

Why Eschatology Matters

I do not agree with the eschatological view (view of the end times) presented in this article, but it does point out the importance of the end times. Too often Christians don’t think about the return of Christ and the events of the end of this world. It is not a matter that should divide us as Christians, but that does not mean that it isn’t important.

Does God Miss Our Worship?

Interesting article from TableTalk by Robert Godfrey “Many Christians have expressed disappointment and frustration in the last few weeks about not being able to gather for worship because of the COVID-19 crisis. I am one of them. I very much miss the preaching, the singing, the prayers, and the fellowship. I, too, wonder when we will be able to return to worship. But last Sunday, a new question came into my mind: Does God miss our worship?”

I Know This Song

An honest and poetic reflection on Psalm 70 by Jeremy Writebol.

Useful Link – Exposit The Word

This is a helpful list of websites, podcasts, blogs and book resources.

Hard Sayings… Malachi – “Jacob I have loved, Esau I have hated”

 This is one of those passages that can make many people very uncomfortable, how do we handle the hard sayings? A few words that I hope will help and most importantly will glorify God.

Shorter Online Preaching: What Isn’t Being Factored In

There are many voices on the internet calling for shorter sermons. However, I’m finding that people are listening to more sermons now than they were listening to before lockdown. Here’s one pastor’s thoughts on the topic.