As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. 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. Surprisingly there are a number of videos and podcasts here, it’s been a strange week…

The Pressure of the Pastorate

“The pressure I feel as a minister of the gospel stems from wanting to see people give more and more of themselves over to this process of renewal. So I take Paul’s words to Timothy to heart; I press on, discharging the duty at hand–sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.

Race and the Evangelical Church (video)

A conversation with two black church leaders to reflect on the death of George Floyd and the global movement to address racial prejudice that have followed.

The Struggles of Writing…

The goal of every Christian blog should be to see Jesus glorified and to see the saints built up in their faith.

It’s Time for a New Culture War Strategy

Here is an article by a gifted pastor and writer, Kevin DeYoung. I have benefitted hugely from his writing, but I personally think that this article has missed the mark and is not helpful.

A culture war strategy I can’t co-sign: a reply to Kevin DeYoung

Stephen Kneale responds to DeYoung’s article with pastoral and theological insight that is really helpful in this whole discussion.

Why Return to Church In Person?

It has become normal to just tune in on a Sunday, or if anything else is going on, to not bother at all without anyone knowing.  And most churches will presumably continue to livestream in some way because some people can’t be there in person.  So why return to church and meet in person if possible?

Ligon Duncan on Covenant Theology vs. Dispensationalism (podcast)

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in recent weeks about the differences between covenant theology and dispensationalim. This is a helpful podcast interview in the topic.

Jonathan Carswell on the Value of Christian Biography (podcast)

Is it really important for Christian to read the stories of old saints who’ve long since gone to glory? Absolutely! Jonathan explains why.

Life and Book and Everything – Episode 8 (podcast)

Here’s a helpful discussion between Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen and Justin Taylor. This is a helpful discussion for readers, and from minute 38 it’s really helpful for those with a dream to write.

Abortion: 209519 – Latest UK Abortion Statistics Remind Us Every Life Matters & Racism Isn’t The Only Injustice

As Christians rightly join the struggle against continuing racism, demanding that every life be valued, let’s make sure that we don’t make the same mistake. Every life matters to God, and that includes the 209,519 lives ended by abortion each year.

Highest Death Toll During Corona || Numbers || Poem (video)

Glen Scrivener nails this poem and really makes you think about the extent of numbers and the numbing effect that they have on us. Well worth a watch!