Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache:
1. God Wrote a Book: By John Piper – Bloom says: “Regarding Jenner’s transition, it probably means being slow to speak, especially on social media. And if you do speak something truthful, seek to be an unusually respectful, gracious voice. Jenner is not likely to read your remarks, but maybe someone you know who is guarding a tender, shameful secret will. Speak as you would to a friend.”
2. The Duggars and the Evil Outside: By Trevin Wax– Wax notes: “God can bring good things out of horrible tragedies, and the Duggar scandal — as terrible as it is – is no exception. I hope that one good result will be a powerful reminder to good-intentioned evangelicals of the limits of ‘sheltering’ and the need for the transforming grace of the gospel.”
3. “Our Church Will Never Grow”: By Ben Reed – Reed says: “Pastors, your community needs you. It needs you to believe that there’s hope in the Gospel. There’s healing to be found in surrender. That marriages can be reconciled. That change is possible. The Gospel is not small.”
4. The Forgotten Essential of the Kingdom: By Mathew Sims – Sims says: “Christians, we must insist on experiencing more beauty—even in the smallest ways like sharing acts of kindness or admiring that ‘mundane’ summer lightening storm. Find beauty wherever you can and stand in awe.”
5. Legalism(s): By Mark Jones– Jones says: “Legalism is a tricky topic. There isn’t a Christian alive on earth who doesn’t struggle with legalistic tendencies. To diagnose this problem, we need to look at the various types of legalisms that we encounter in the church and in our hearts to understand the concept.”
Matt Manry is the Assistant Pastor at Life Bible Church in Canton, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion at Reformed Theological Seminary and a Masters of Arts in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Theological Seminary.