Saturday Snippets (April 9)

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…

God Hears, God Sees, God Remembers, and God Knows

An article where Russ opens up the Scriptures and his own sorry. Worth a read.

Prayer as Reverent Conversation

“God does not require that we grovel in self-loathing or jump through religious hoops to talk to him, but this does not mean we speak to him as if he is not the perfectly holy Lord of All.”

Are trans people ‘on a sacred journey’?

An interesting analysis on a situation that has been unfolding over the last few days in many different circles.

Waiting

A poem that you may resonate with on the topic of suffering.

Questions about Gender Should Send Us to Scripture

“Is the complementarian vision merely a product of white western culture—deriving from a patriarchal ethos and an American vision of the good life, entirely sundered from biblical witness?”

A Time to Hustle & A Time to Stroll

“Maybe it was the pandemic slow down, or just people getting fed up with it, but the last couple of years have seen a backlash against what has been termed “hustle culture.”Hustle culture—also known as burnout culture or grind culture—is the glorification of spending every waking hour working.”

Spiritual Resilience

“Often, the very things we need to grow are the same things we work to avoid because we think we are fragile. Scripture uses the metaphor of running a race to describe the Christian life on more than one occasion. In running the race, there are weights we should cast off and weights we should pick up if we are going to compete to win the prize.”

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