Saturday Snippets (October 10)

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…

“Break the Teeth in Their Mouths, O God”

This is a really interesting post on the imprecatory Psalms and how they helped Russell deal with emotional abuse.

Two Habits of Successful Parents

I am not a parent, but I thought this is a helpful article from Challies. Many parents are looking for advice, the key (I guess) is to get advice from reliable and trustworthy sources.

When ‘You Are Enough’ Simply Isn’t Enough

My wife and I were having a similar conversation with friends just last week. “Convincing ourselves we are enough is not the answer to our emptiness. It is not more of ourselves we need.”

Prioritize Church, Even When There’s No Childcare

“Don’t let the absence of the church nursery, and the added inconvenience of meeting during a pandemic, keep you from gathering safely with your church family to worship the Lord. Church services may not look and sound the way they used to, but that’s okay. There’s so much grace. Bring the little children. Raise them up to worship Jesus.”

Autumn and the Beauty of Death for the Christian

“The beauty in Christian death is that death is when we begin to really live, with the One we were made to live with, our Savior. Not to mention saved family and friends who will meet us there. In Jesus, it is not death to die.”

Sometimes Leaders Need to be Carried (2)

“The truth is, especially in this weird, polarized, hostile season, your pastor probably needs more grace than you think he does—or more than you think he deserves. Shepherds are also sheep. Which means sometimes they need to be carried.”

The Uniqueness of Christian Suffering

Very interesting article on suffering and how it is different for the Christian than it is to the non-Christian.

How pornography is preying on the vulnerable in the midst of COVID-19

This is a scary article, it contains stats and figures that I wish didn’t exist. Porn is not harmless but it is seriously damaging. Sadly, porn has taken hold of many lives, but it has gotten worse for many people during lockdown.

Four Views on the Millennium

I really enjoy diving into some deep theology. This post is a good introduction to the very hotly debated doctrine of the end times. Happy reading 🙂

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