Saturday Snippets (August 29)

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…

Heaping burning coals on your enemy

“The gospel is about enemies—that is, us—who have been overcome through powerful, pursuing love until we laid down our weapons. We are, in turn, to look for opportunities to overcome our enemies using similar strategies. “


Here’s another theological journal for you all. “WEA [World Evangelical Alliance] leaders and other prominent Christians will address issues of contemporary concern to the global body of Christ, in a style suitable for general readers” Here you can download August’s edition and previous editions. Enough reading material for a good wee while 😉


“As the Church, we talk a lot about having daily quiet times, coming to Sunday worship, and attending small group. But can we — who are so well-fed with the nourishing, life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ — spare an hour or two at least once a week to spend with a person who is lost and dying and headed for eternal damnation apart from Christ?”

Endorsements, do we really need them?

A few words on book endorsements. First, just a few general observations, then specifics for publishers and then lastly a few words for readers.

On Writing, Weeding, and Walking in the Light

I’m definitely not the tidiest writer online, I’m constantly finding misspelt words, grammatical errors and ententes that don’t make sense. Therefore, I try read a lot of articles about the art of writing. This is the latest of such articles that really challenged me.

Diesel Fuel for Writers and Preachers

“Good writing and good preaching are not to be served but employed in the service of something greater. If you have as your highest aim to love and live for the beauty of Christ, then you just might stumble toward compelling prose and preaching. We can’t get there from here, but we can get there.”


A helpful reminder from a friend that we need to keep our focus on Jesus. This article is written particularly with pastors in mind who are struggling during this season in ministry.


This is an interesting article that touches on the differences that the Coronavirus will bring to church, Christian’s lives and theology.

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