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…

Rich’s Guide to Internet Evangelism

Some helpful thoughts here from Richard Baster (not the dead one!) about evangelism and social media. Lockdown doesn’t mean that we stop sharing the gospel!

Why Did Jesus Command Others to Be Silent About Him?

In all of my 1-1s I read the Gospel of Mark to begin with, one of the questions often raise is “Why does Jesus tell people to be silent about him?” In this article Greg Lanier helpfully discusses how and why Jesus does conceals his identity both to the ‘outsider’ and his disciples.

The One Thing I Look for in a Christian Book

I don’t normally post book reviews by other people of books that I’ve read, but my friend Jonathan sums up the books perfectly. I highly recommend you buy this book!

The Words we Use…

“The words we use in the pulpit, in the pew and in the pub are important because they explain the gospel and tell people what they’re entering into. Use language that glorifies Christ, that is understandable and that points people to the wondrous news of the gospel.”

Motivating Others Toward Vine Work

Ministry is not a one man show, or at least it never should be. In this article Thornton outlines some helpful principles for pastors and leaders to thin through how to motivate members to spiritual work in the church.

Why we need to regain a biblical view of our bodies

This is a great article about the importance of having a biblical view of the body. There are so many voices today that are influencing how people think about their bodies and identity, this article will help with that.

How to talk to conspiracy theorists—and still be kind

I’ve never shared an article that’s not written by a Christian or on the topic of Christianity, but this one is worth it. There are many Christians who love a good (are any good?!) conspiracy theory, we need to know how to deal with those promoting the ideas with love and kindness.

The Danger of Drifting in a Pandemic

Some serious wisdom and insight here from Glenna. Read, reflect, pray and care for those in your church family!

ENTRUSTING OURSELVES TO THE GOD OF THE LIVING

“Hope is essential in times when the future seems uncertain and our lives are rocked by wave after wave of trouble. Our hope is not in ourselves, our families, our work, our nation, or our time. Our hope is in the God of the living. This hope leaves us free to work, serve, love, pray, and even die without despair.”

On Seeing Others as Image Bearers

Here’s a helpful piece from a new blogger I’ve discovered this week, Paolo Barrera, she’s part of the writing community I’m in. Check out her site.