Saturday Snippets (November 28)

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…

How Do I Proclaim Christ as the ‘Only Way’ in a Pluralistic Age? (Video)

Helpful video from  Jackie Hill Perry and Jen Pollock Michel. How do you proclaim Christ as the only way in a pluralistic society?

Inerrancy and Evangelicals: The Challenge for a New Generation

“Biblical inerrancy is an important part of our evangelical heritage and has deeply shaped our faith and practice. The same is true of the closely related doctrine of plenary-verbal inspiration. Both are precious truths about God’s written words that remain essential to the classical evangelical doctrine of Scripture as it’s been articulated in the Princeton-Chicago tradition.”

The Most Important Time to Go to Church

“I know you may not feel like it on Sunday morning. You may not feel like it for a while. But I’m asking you to trust God, ask for grace, and go.”

Listen To Various Voices

“Over the last few months we’ve seen mud slinging and name calling simply because people hold to different opinions. Too many people surround themselves with those who only agree with them.”

The 11 Beliefs You Should Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses When They Knock at the Door

It is absolutely vital that we understand the difference between Christians and Jehovah’s Witnesses, here is a really helpful article on it all.

How Do We Train for Godliness?

“Just as an athelete must train for the Olympics, so must the Christian train for Heaven. Not that we train for Heaven to obtain it — we know we’ve been saved be the sovereign grace of God (Ephesians 2:8-9) — but we train for Heaven as the end result of what we’ve already obtained: salvation.”

4 Ways Christians Can Navigate Cultural Confusion around Gender in the Coming Decade

“The church in the future is going to have to be much more self-conscious about who she is. She can no longer rely on the outward moral imagination of society to reinforce her most basic ethical tenets. On the contrary, society’s moral imagination makes the church’s stand on such things as gender and sexuality seem profoundly implausible.”

6 Ways Confessions of Faith Promote Church Health

I come from a non-liturgical background but I see the benefit of, and sometimes necessity for, liturgy. This is a great article explaining it in a bit more depth.

Self-Discipline Is the Gateway to Christian Maturity

“While some might be more naturally disposed to being disciplined, discipline is not an innate quality some have, and some don’t, like blue eyes or male-pattern baldness. Discipline can be cultivated, it can be grown, and by it we too can grow into Christlikeness. Let’s look at exactly what Christian discipline is, why we so desperately need it, and the practical steps we can take to cultivate discipline in our lives.”

Our Weeping Saviour

“Jesus has conquered death, and he will make all things right at the end of time: “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). And until that day, the love of our weeping Saviour will sustain and comfort us.”

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