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…

The Thorns I Can’t Escape

This dear brother writes great stuff, all of it pointing to a wonderful Saviour! His Facebook posts are being silenced due to some stuff going on is Australia. I highly recommend that you subscribe to this blog, like yesterday, do it now 🙂

Satan’s Devices: Standing Fast in the Digital Age

A bit of a longer read, or a longer listen, but definitely worth your time.

Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and the Body of Christ

I’ve often wondered, and really struggled to understand, why churches and Christian organisations require NDAs from their members/employees. It seems to happen more in the US as far as I’m aware.

Don’t Be A Ticking Time-Bomb

“A scandal is a horrible reminder that not one of us that sin is crouching at the door. How do we stop it from happening? There are tons of practical things we could do, tons of biblical truths that we should live out and we need the power of the Holy Spirit to help us. But two practical things we can all do”

What Kind of Members Should Churches Be Sending to the Mission Field?

“Recently, a church’s missions committee asked me the question, “What kind of members should the church be sending to the mission field?” I’m always grateful when a church or a missions committee asks that question. I’m grateful because it shows they take their role in missions seriously. Many important elements should be in place for those who feel the call to missions, but allow me to give eight crucial factors that are often overlooked.”

Going From Expressive Individualism to Performative Individualism

“The way of Christ seems fruitless to modern people. How are we to make a difference? How are we to be loved? But Jesus and other New Testament writers work out this principle of hiddenness that shows us that there is actually a spiritual potency to it. We might call it a fruitful dormancy.”

Pastor, Your People Need the Hard Texts

“We need a wide-angle lens for identifying sexual sin. And Genesis 38, in context with Genesis 39, shows us the sexual sin of men—Onan and Judah—and the sins of abuse and neglect that Tamar endures.”

When your pastor gets depressed -what might have caused it?

This is already a very interesting series and this is just the first instalment. Check out Dave’s blog for part two and I believe part three may already be live by the time you read this.

FIVE ESSENTIAL HABITS FOR BUILDING A MARRIAGE TO LAST

“Regardless of your situation, it’s never too early—or too late, for that matter—to build habits that will strengthen and grow your marriage.”

PARENTING A DIFFICULT CHILD

“You will fail, be convicted, and need forgiveness on those fronts alone. The rest must be left to the work of the Spirit in a child’s life. “