Growing in Grace- Links 6/23

A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: What to Do With Your Shame “When we are ashamed of something, we feel embarrassed; or, like we aren’t meeting an expectation that society has set. Our reaction to these feelings may be to find a reason to boast. We want to replace our shame with dignity.” 10 Books Every Christian Should Read Here are … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/23

When You Can’t See God Working

I love running, but can’t stand treadmills. I can’t get past the idea of putting in so much work, sweat, and tears without actually going anywhere. I need to distract myself from my inability to breathe, and staring at the same room doesn’t do the trick. If the weather forces me to run inside, I usually get bored and cut my workout short. Sometimes life … Continue reading When You Can’t See God Working

Growing in Grace- Links 6/16

A collection of links from around the web: Humility and Hope: My Prayer for the SBC Convention A word from our newly elected SBC president. May it be so! 10 Practical Ways to Treasure Christ “As Christians, we must ask ourselves: How much of our time is spent scrolling, practicing a hobby, watching TV, or playing video games? How often are our minds filled to … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/16

A Seemingly Harmless Yet Destructive Enemy in the Church: The Whisperer

As an 80s kid, Ghostbusters was a big part of my childhood. As a huge fan, I would wait with anticipation to watch the cartoons each week, and playing with the action figures (I owned them all) got me through the commercials. I even had my own ‘proton pack’ with which I rescued our family from many dangerous enemies. In the first movie, the story … Continue reading A Seemingly Harmless Yet Destructive Enemy in the Church: The Whisperer

Growing in Grace- Links 6/8

How to Sharpen Your Concentration for Bible Reading “We live in a distracted age. We sneak frequent glances at our phones and get immersed in things that don’t matter in the long run. This has consequences for our work and family lives. It also wreaks havoc on our Bible reading. When we struggle to pay attention, it makes it difficult for us to read God’s … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/8

Does the Bible Claim to be Authoritative?

Most of us don’t like authority. We don’t like to be told what to do or how to do it. Yet, whether we like it or not, authority is a part of life. We will live and work under authority. We have bosses, shareholders, administrations, etc. to whom we work for. We all answer to someone. For Christians, we believe that the highest authority in … Continue reading Does the Bible Claim to be Authoritative?

Growing in Grace- Links 5/25

Thinking Theologically About Memorial Day “With Memorial Day on Monday (in the U.S.) and, no doubt, a number of patriotic services scheduled for this Sunday, I want to offer a few theses on patriotism and the church.” A Better Version of Noah’s Ark “The famous (or infamous, depending whom you ask) story of Noah and the flood fills Sunday school classes, kids’ books, and Christian … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 5/25

Am I Deceived? Marks of a True Believer

They were reclining at the table when they were hit with the shocking news. On the last night with his disciples, Jesus revealed the terrible truth: “One of you will betray me, one who is eating with me” (Mark 14:18). With raised brows and shrugged shoulders, the disciples looked around at each other confused. Who could it be? They were among their closest friends; surely … Continue reading Am I Deceived? Marks of a True Believer