Saturday Snippets (March 13)

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…

Why Reformed Evangelicalism Has Splintered: Four Approaches to Race, Politics, and Gender

“It seems to me there are at least four different “teams” at present. Many of the old networks and alliances are falling apart and being re-formed along new lines. These new lines are not doctrinal in the classic sense. Rather, they often capture a cultural mood, a political instinct, or a personal sensibility.”

Our Most Destructive Assumption About Heaven

“If I could eliminate one belief about heaven, it would be the heresy that the physical world is an enemy of God’s redemptive plan rather than a central part of it.”

Growing My Faith in the Face of Death

“A significant number of believers in God find their faith shaken or destroyed when they learn that they will die at a time and in a way that seems unfair to them. Before my diagnosis, I had seen this in people of many faiths. One woman with cancer told me years ago, “I’m not a believer anymore—that doesn’t work for me. I can’t believe in a personal God who would do something like this to me.” Cancer killed her God.”

Let women speak (Part Three)… They’ve been taught to be silent

“A person’s gender does not mean that they have inferior knowledge about God and His Word. Telling women to be silent in churches is a form of over the top complementarity which thinks (or at least acts in such a way) that men are better than women, something that is not found in the Bible at all.”

Church Planting?

Interesting article here that maybe takes a different take from some of the other voices out there.

8 Ways to Support Your Church Treasurer

“If you are a church treasurer, you have probably found a variety of challenges in the role. Every church is different, and so will be your particular challenges. However, there are a few common issues which give the difficulties many treasurers often face a very particular ‘flavour’.”

What’s Wrong with Cancel Culture (and What Isn’t)

“Where the normal human behavior of cancellation turns into what is commonly derided as “cancel culture” is, as I previously suggested, when the number and variety of subjects, the frequency, and the severity of that cancellation increase”

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from Ted Lasso

“Despite being a non-Christian show, and despite the fact that Ted Lasso has his own slate of faults and shortcomings, there are fundamental leadership lessons here that we can learn from him. While the church may not have a shortage of leaders, it’s increasingly apparent that we have a shortage of the right kind of leaders.”

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