Saturday Snippets (January 29)

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…

Have You Ever Wondered… Why Suffering and Evil Seem So Wrong?

“Although all living creatures in this world experience pain, only humans perceive it to be not just a fact of nature, but as a moral problem. Secularism is unable to help us make sense of this intuitive experience.”

Spiritual COVID and Losing Your Taste for God

“If you’re in a place today where you find it hard to taste and see that the Lord is good, don’t stop eating. Keep going to God and his Word. Eat every day, no matter how flavorless the meal.”

I AM SAME-SEX ATTRACTED, COMMITTED TO CELIBACY: PLEASE HEAR MY VOICE

Focusing specifically on the debate within the Church of England, but an interesting article for all to read.

An Encouragement to Encourage Your Pastors

“Friends, if you’re in a healthy church—and I hope you are—every now and then take time to text, call, or meet up with your pastor. You’ll never truly understand how much it means for them to hear your encouragement.”

Pastors, You Don’t Have to Be an Expert on Everything

“Pastors too need to realize they are not experts in everything. Yes, they have been trained in theology, bible, church history, etc. But that does not make a pastor an expert on immigration policy, epidemiology, or tax reform.”

Idolatry & Injustice

“according to the biblical writers, worship is rendered unacceptable when worshipers are ignoring the biblical demands of justice in their social, moral, and economic lives. That is a remarkable statement. And if you were like me in my first encounter with this insight, it is a startling and convicting conclusion.”

The path that’s hard but beautiful

“When non-Christians and even some Christians look at the Bible and some of its teachings they think that it is simply a rule book. They might say that it’s a book which demands so much of a person, and gives little or nothing in return. How on earth can we take a book that was written over thousands of years by different authors and base our lives upon it?”

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