Saturday Snippets (November 21)

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…

Developing a Culture of Invitation

“In scripture we read of God constantly saying to individuals: “Fear not”. Mission is, therefore, first of all a discipleship issue. This means we must help believers discover and experience that God is alive, can be trusted and is calling them to mission, and that maybe the first emotion we feel when God calls is fear, because God often calls us to go to places that humanly speaking we don’t want to go”

If God Did It, It Must Be Good. Right?

“If there was no moment in which God stopped being sovereign there is no moment in which he stopped being good—good toward us, good toward Nick, good according to his perfect wisdom. God can’t not be good.”

“In the Image of God He Made Them”: How Genesis 1:27 Challenges Sexual Abuse and Misogyny in the Church

A really helpful post from Russ Meek.

Don’t Pass Your Duties to Others

Do not forget that we are called to be disciple makers and that should mean that we understand and practice sustainable sacrifice.

The Wrath of God Should Come to Our Minds More Often

In too many churches the topic of God’s wrath is skipped over for the sake of comfort. Benjamin highlights the importance of having a sound and robust understanding of God’s wrath.

When Pastors Abuse

Sadly, there are pastors who can use their position of authority to abuse. Here’s an interesting post on what they could look like and what it doesn’t look like.

Carl Trueman on the Makers of the Modern Revolution

Follow this link to watch a free online course on contemporary thought and attitudes by Professor Carl Trueman.

What Did Paul Mean by ‘I Do Not Permit a Woman to Teach’? (Video)

A really helpful discussion between giants.

Should I Tell People I Had an Abortion?

“Though it may feel daunting to tell someone about past abortions, remember: your identity in Christ is secure; he has paid for your sin in full. But he has also placed you within his family, and you don’t have to carry this burden alone.”

Zombie Sins

Burying sin is not the same as killing it.” Read that again and again and again!

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