Saturday Snippets (March 26)

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…

Spiritual Lessons from My Dumb Phone

“In unremarkable ways, moving to a low-tech phone eased my terror of stillness by forcing quiet into a dozen little junctures of my day.”

The Theological One About the Anaheim Vineyard

An interesting read about recent events in Vineyard from someone within the church movement who also loves the church. It is not an attack, but an analysis.

My Story of Suffering…

A little insight into my life, the man behind the blog.

Resentment Rots the Soul: How to Handle Anger So It Doesn’t Diminish Your Self

“t has been said that harboring resentment is like ingesting poison and then waiting for the other person to die. Indeed, resentment rots the soul. It causes the soul, and in some ways the body, to wither on the vine. Thus, if we wish to keep our souls vibrant and our bodies healthy, we must find a way to deal with the temptation toward resentment.”


It saddens me that this article even needed to be written. It’s the typical blame game that started in Genesis 3, blaming someone or something else for the sin in our own hearts.

Should I Fast?

“the Christian church throughout the ages has practiced fasting as an aid to heartfelt prayer. Today fasting is foreign to many believers.”

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse Is Not a Sin

“An abusive spouse, in fact, has abandoned the marriage. Abuse is much worse than abandonment, involving the use of something holy (marriage) for satanic ends.”

The Gospel-Centered Abuser

A great article following the style of the Screwtape Letters, a letter to a devil-in-training.

Are We Dumbing Down?

“cross cultural workers need more training than their equivalents who are working in their home culture. Very often, it is assumed that missionaries don’t need the same sort of rigorous training that pastors require in the UK. Frankly, that’s ridiculous.”

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