Saturday Snippets (September 5)

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…

Being there…. (what’s so good about physical church anyway?)

As some churches have started gathering together in person again, here is a good post on why it’s important to physically gather together. Andy Hunter is the Scotland Director for the FIEC, follow his blog for many helpful thoughts on local church ministry.

Where is God in depression and suicide?

Another article adapted from Amy Orr Ewing’s new book ‘Where is God in All The Suffering?’ I’ll be starting to read this book in the next week or two so keep your eyes open for the review 🙂

Why Was Satan Allowed to Torment Job? (Job 1)

What Christian hasn’t asked this question after reading the book of Job? Here’s an interesting article from Douglas Sean O’Donnell.

A Problem With ‘Quiet-Times’

This is by no means a comprehensive article about personal devotions. This article focuses on one particular issue, I’m considering doing a follow up article due to a large number of questions / feedback.

7 Free Books by D.A. Carson

Here you can download 7 of Carson’s books in pdf format. I haven’t read them all but Carson is a great writer, thinker and theologian.

Why We Must Emphasize A Pastor’s Character Over His Skill

You’ll often hear people say that they have a favourite pastor or elder because of their preaching or some other skill. Challies knocks it out the park with the truth that a Pastor’s character is more important than skill.

Three Hope-Giving Guarantees When You Face Illness, Injury, or Disability

As someone who lives with constant pain and a number of health issues, man oh man do these guarantees get you through the day. Our focus is not on being healed, our focus is on Jesus.

10 Years

I only recently came across this website, it’s a helpful resource to think through mental health and Christianity.

When Solomon’s Fool Created a Social Media Platform

Twitter can be a great platform, but it can also be a rabbit hole that can lead to some very unChristlike behaviour if not kept in check. Great insights connecting the book of Proverbs and Twitter.

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