Saturday Snippets (August 8)

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…

A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory 

Critical theory, justice and the Biblical worldview, Tim Keller wades in with this long and very interesting post. 

Listening after lockdown

Louise MacMillan has written a helpful article about the importance and necessity of listening, especially after lockdown.

Truth, Humility, Justice

This is a series of daily posts based on Bible verses and relating to depression. I’ve not read every single one, but I have found some of the reflections thought provoking.

The Makings of a Dull Sermon

Here’s a very short, and incomplete, list of some of the things that I think contribute to sermons being dull. God’s Word is never dull so our sermons shouldn’t be either.

Evaluating Evangelistic Courses

There are so many evangelistic courses out there today, some good and others not so good. How do you know which course to do, either 1-1 or in church? Here are some helpful categories to think through.

10 Issues To Work Through Before You Get Married

Marriage is a serious commitment and both people should know what they’re signing up to and exactly with whom. Here’s a short list of things to think through before the big day or before you even think of the big day.

Discouraged Pastors

Pastoral ministry isn’t always fun, lockdown and COVID19 have brought many challenges wit them. Brothers, keep going.

Free Audiobook

Here’s the free audiobook of the month from Christian Audio. I haven’t yet read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts once you’ve listened in.

Series: John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures (Jackson 2013)

Here’s a helpful wee series from Kevin DeYoung on preaching and two interviews with him. DeYoung has some great wee insights here.

Culture Clash is Common in Scheme Ministry

“Sometimes we need to talk about and discuss the truly offensive to ensure that we prepare well to care, disciple, and support those who are struggling in our congregations.”

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