Thank you to all of you who took my 5-minute prayer survey. I can tell these answers will help me as I work on this project. If you haven’t yet filled out the short survey, could you?
Also, the Kindle version of one of my favorite books is under $2: No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green. (Here’s a great Keith Green song: Pledge My Head to Heaven. Fun fact: Bob Dylan plays harmonica on this track.)
3 Pressure Points Facing Millennial Church Leaders by Paul Alexander
From #1: Anxiety about the Future: “I’d encourage young leaders to be faithful to whatever God has put in front of you today and let Him be concerned about where He puts you and what He gives you tomorrow.”
The 3 Great Missionary Confusions by Mack Stiles.
The great temptation of missions today is we try to become cultural anthropologists first and theologians second.
15 Biblical Foundations of Environmental Stewardship by Joe Carter.
The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast By Gretchen Reynolds. This old NYT article has changed the way I think about working out and weight loss.
Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’. With so much anger on the internet these days, this is awesome.
John Piper’s Letter to a 13-year-old on How to Go Deeper In Bible Study. I suspect this will help more than just 13-year-olds. Here is a 4-fold prayer John Piper prays as he engages Scripture:
- I. Incline my heart to your testimonies. Psalm 119:36 (Since my heart is inclined to sleep and work and lots of things other than the Bible.)
- O. Open my eyes to see wonders in your word. Psalm 119:18 (Since my heart is so often dull and blind to the wonders of the word.)
- U. Unite my heart to fear your name. Psalm 86:11 (Since my heart is often divided and distracted in many directions.)
- S. Satisfy me with your steadfast love. Psalm 90:14 (Since my heart is so tempted to be satisfied in other things.)
“Distraction with a device could potentially influence every aspect of parenting quality, leading you to be less in sync with your child’s cues, to misinterpret your child’s needs, to respond more harshly than usual, and to respond much too long after the need arose,” said McDaniel.
Why You Should Consider a Social Media Mission Statement by Jen Brogdon. It is worth thinking through why you use social media. Here’s what the author of this article shared:
I exist on social media to proclaim the gospel, center topics on Christ, love fellow believers, seek the lost, and pray for the world—all to the glory of Jesus Christ my Lord. (2 Cor. 5:20; Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 11:1; John 13:35; 1 John 3:16; Luke 19:10; 1 Tim. 2:1; Isa. 43:7)
15 Worship Songs for Receiving and Responding to God’s Word. I shared this a while back on the LRI Blog as I’ve recently discovered (and loved) the following song from Third Day.
Advice to young parents: "When you have children don't buy them things buy them experiences, and let them have them with you." @albertmohler
— Erik Raymond (@erikraymond) June 5, 2017
When you read a verse that confuses you, pull out a commentary, and notice the author skipped the verse. pic.twitter.com/b7yqmfpFoF
— Kevin Halloran (@kp_halloran) June 2, 2017