Saturday Snippets (December 12)

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…

Themelios 45.3

The newest edition of the well known theological journal Themelios. I haven’t read all of the articles yet, but there are some really good ones in there. Enjoy 🙂

Finding New Life in Your Anxiety

Anxiety is not a laughing matter, nor is it something to take lightly or brush off as unimportant. Today’s situation seems to have resulted in a bit of a spike in people’s anxiety. Here’s an interesting blog written off the back of a book.
“As strange as it sounds, your struggle with anxiety can actually be good news, if you approach it as a path that leads through the shadow of death and up to resurrection.”

Top 7 Christian Book Reviewers To Follow In 2021

I recommend you follow these folks, many of them have great insights from some great resources that fly across their desks.

A Hidden Problem of COVID19

“The reality is that the pandemic took us all by surprise. We had to close our buildings, figure out guidelines, learn how to make online services happen and care for people from a distance. As I’ve spoken with pastors, read articles, listened to church members and others, I’ve heard of 2 issues that COVID19 has brought up.”

Who Are the 7 Spirits in Revelation?

“Some scholars have argued that the seven spirits are borrowed from Jewish ideas about Yahweh’s seven chief angels, or perhaps the Greco-Roman idea of a plurality of spirits that bring wisdom and knowledge. However, I will argue that the seven spirits represent the Holy Spirit, for three main reasons.”

5 Myths about Spiritual Gifts

“1 Corinthians 12–14, Romans 12, and Ephesians 4 do not go into detail about spiritual gift assessments; but as a whole, these letters teach us the rich community of a local church—doing life and mission together—is a means of becoming our true selves in Jesus. In that context, we discover the work of the Spirit in and through us.”

Do Babies Who Die Go to Heaven?

“While we cannot dogmatically say what age a child must be to be held eternally responsible for their rebellion and rejection of general revelation, we can most certainly come to well thought out conclusions about this subject matter.”

Back to Basics: Why Study Apologetics?

interesting thoughts on the place of apologetics today and the necessity for every Christian to study the basics.

D. A. Carson’s Publications

Here’s the rule; Carson writes it, you read it. Simple. Here is the list of books to buy 🙂

Thoughts on darkness and light

“This year has been dark. The waiting and isolation has felt endless for many of us. We have walked through the last months collectively yearning for an end to the darkness. Just when it seems like things will return to normal, a new twist in the plot appears. “

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