Saturday Snippets (September 11)

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 Habit of Time Management

This is an interesting article in light of a almost constant discussion surrounding busyness and ministry.

Is Christianity Transphobic?

A helpful short video on a topic that Christians need to wrestle with more.

Let the Afghan Refugees Come Unto Me

“Fear can sometimes drown out even our deepest convictions. We start to act in self-protecting ways that make us indiscriminately lash out at even imaginary threats. But the Bible tells us that perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). That should remind us that when we find ourselves asking “Who is my neighbor?” we are asking the wrong question.”

Why bother?

“I’ve been blogging for about four years. During that time people have asked me for advice, recommendations, help and people have also criticised my blog. When you put something online you’re inevitably going to get kick back. I receive kick back, or a general dislike of my blog, for a variety of reasons both online and offline. So the questions naturally comes to mind, why bother?”

How to Win Over Your Most Difficult Church Members

As I read the article I was thinking in the back of my mind “if only it was ever that easy”. What are your thoughts?

Five Reasons to Pastor an Old Church, Even With All Its Problems

“If you’re an aspiring pastor, you may think your best route is church planting—and you may be right. But allow me to push you to at least consider the benefits and joys of investing your time and energy into an established church. You might find that you’ll be better resourced, better funded, and just as fruitful…”

Christians & Suicide: Biblical Truths for the Troubled Soul

This article is a hard read for emotional reasons. I’m still mulling over it in my head and have been since it was published. I’m still not sure on some things, but it is definitely worth thinking through.

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