A collection of links from around the web:
From the blog this week: Why Don’t We Pray More?
Are we allowing ourselves to be entertained by things which Christ died for?
What does our sleep pattern say about what we truly believe?
“It is tempting especially in times of darkness to feel abandoned or unloved. Even if others are showing us love, we can doubt the love of God because of the pains we face that only he can alleviate.”
“And yet, it does seem that some local churches are hesitant to think critically about their own practice of church membership. This article is, in large part, a plea for local churches to think about the concept of church membership and the right practice of church membership in their specific context.”
“If we defend every theological nuance with a chapter and a verse but do not have love, we are clanging cymbals in an already noisy world.”
“There is a special sigh reserved for moms who just disciplined the toddler for hitting, and 17 seconds later he does it again. You know the sigh. It’s usually accompanied by a groan, eyes rolling up to the ceiling, and maybe even some teeth grinding.
And it’s when our hearts cry, “This isn’t working!” We must be doing something wrong. It must be our discipline strategy. It must be time for a change.”
Podcast: Tim Chester- Reforming Joy: A Conversation Between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today
Dave Jenkins and Tim Chester discuss the Reformation and how it continues affects the Christian life and ministry today, along with his book, Reforming Joy: A Conversation Between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today (Crossway, 2018).