Happy Friday, blog friends. Logos Bible Software has put together a special for my blog readers. (Note, I make a small % of sales at no extra cost to you, and I only recommend things I use and benefit from myself). You can learn more here. (Let me be honest in saying many of the ‘free’ books they offer are ones you can get free other places.)
How Your Church Should Prepare for an Active Shooter by Thom Rainer. I wish we didn’t need this today. But God can and will use tragedies like we saw in Texas to advance the gospel. Let’s pray accordingly!
6 Ways to Steward Weekly Screen Time. A helpful article for parents.
3 Ways to Support Women Who Have Been Victimizedby Michelle Reyes
Spotlight II Not Coming to a Screen Near You. by Stephen McAlpine. An interesting take on how Hollywood makes movies to call out sins of the religious but is very unlikely to make one about their own sins.
Why It Feels Good to Be a Jerk by Alan Jacobs. An excerpt of How to Think.
We are Equally Sinful, We are not all equally broken or toxic by Brad Hambrick
8 Signs Your Christianity is too Comfortable by Brett McCracken
5 Current Church Views on Discipleship by Eric Geiger
5 Steps for Getting Unstuck with Difficult Bible Passages by Dan Dewitt.
To sum it up, if you get stuck: read the Bible for yourself, trust God, get help from others, pray, and give thanks for those things you do understand even as you continue to wrestle with certain things you don’t understand. God is good to give us his Word. It is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.
6 Reasons Men Should Read More Stories than Mens Books by Barnabas Piper
If you watch one sports highlight this week, make it this. Boy, did this surprise me.