Saturday Snippets (October 24)

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…

10 Things the Woman Married to Your Pastor Wants You to Know

“Women married to pastors face unique challenges. Keeping the following in mind (along with a commitment to regularly pray for her and her marriage) could affect your church more than you realize.”

Love’s Light

“With her heart broken and buried, darkness became her closest friend. By day, she masked the pain with tacky make-up and cheap jokes. By night, she lay intoxicated in the arms of strangers. The world kept telling her that quick love would quench her thirst, so why did each drink taste like petrol dashed with fear? 
In the search for answers, she found her story in the pages of God’s word.”

Pastoring Through Political Turmoil : September 2020

There are some really interesting articles in this journal from 9marks. I’ve pointed out a few of them before, but it’s worthwhile looking over the whole journal if you get a chance.

The Thinking That Hinders the Christian Community

We must be careful of thought patterns that can be harmful to our own spiritual health and that of our local church.

Help! I’m Struggling with the Doctrine of Predestination

Every Christian I know has struggled with, and/or disliked, the doctrine of predestination at one point or another. This article will be helpful to think about what it is and what it is not.

Intellectual Disabilities and The Church

Oh man have I been waiting for this article for a long time. How can our churches become places that are welcoming and helpful for those with intellectual disabilities? Allyson Todd shares some helpful thoughts.

8 Reasons It’s Tough for Some Folks to Hear Us When We Preach

I get this, I really do, but the question I was left asking is: what do we do about it? Surely there needs to be work done by both preacher and listener.

Against Practical Preaching

This article leaves me with questions. I’m not too sure about it. At points I agree and at other I’m like “mmmmmmm”. What are your thoughts?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Peter

I love the book of 1 Peter, I enjoy preaching it and teaching it. Here are a few good reasons to preach it, there are plenty more.

FOCL Online

Subscribe to this Youtube channel! There are hours upon hours of material on preaching, the Bible, apologetics, science, business, evangelism. You name it, it’s probably there.

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