Saturday Snippets (June 5)

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 Pastor as Evangelist

Helpful and challenging podcast from Practical Shepherding. This is a great ministry to follow for encouragement and insights.

Should Christians Cremate Their Loved Ones?

Interesting thoughts from Piper in an older article on the whole cremation/burial discussion.

Russell Moore to ERLC trustees: ‘They want me to live in psychological terror’

If you’re on Twitter and you follow anyone at all linked with the SBC you’ll have seen this already. Moore’s letter gives an insight into behind the scenes of the SBC.

Don’t Cut Corners

“Cutting corners might sound easy, but you’re setting your church up to be hurt when the truth comes out. And it will come out eventually. Invest the time. Invest in people. Point people to Jesus and set them a good example of what it means to serve the Lord without looking at the clock.”

What Teens Need from Parents: A Counselor’s Perspective

“one over-arching theme that greatly helps or hinders teens is their perception of love and support from their parents. These six principles represent lessons I have learned along the way.”

The Space Between Courting and Hooking Up

“The world insists dating has no real meaning while the church insists dating has the ultimate meaning. Courtship and hooking up are two very different approaches for a relationship, but they share a common consequence: They put too much weight on too weak a relationship.”

Reformed Public Theology

Here’s a downloadable pdf with some interesting essays on some big issues. Worth a read to be challenged and stretched a little.

Chasing Rest

“Sometimes, my friend, the most faithful thing you can do is crawl into bed at the end of the day, close your eyes, and sleep.”

Be Careful About Calling Somebody a Heretic

“Heresy exists, and we must identify it and teach against it. But not every disagreement rises to the level of heresy. To preserve the notion of heresy, and for the sake of our own integrity, be careful before you call someone who disagrees with you a heretic.”

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