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. The Strange Silence: Greg Brooks – Brooks says, “The issue of racism reminds us that our discipleship must be corporate as well as individual. As part of the eternal plan of God, churches are to be signs and instruments of the Kingdom of God—’counter-communities’ holding out and embodying an alternative vision of what it means to live in community.”
2. Self-Esteem and the Esteem of Christ: Brandon Smith – Smith notes, “My self-esteem, good or bad, cannot sustain me. It’s a toothpick house in a tornado. But because of the esteem of Christ—his perfect love on full, bloody display—I am redeemed, made whole. No power of Hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from his hand.”
3. Building His Church in a Refugee Crisis: David Crabb – Crabb says, “God is building his church — through this refugee crisis — and the very hellishness of ISIS will not prevail against it.”
4. Before You Debate, You Have to Agree: Trevin Wax – Wax notes, “As Christians, we can be truth-tellers and truth-spreaders, but only if we are willing to do our due diligence in exerting discernment and caution. Let’s point the way forward. Because, if we as a society cannot agree on basic facts, then we will never be able to debate big ideas.”
5. 14 Quotes from Erwin Lutzer’s, The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: Fred Zaspel – Zaspel reviews Lutzer’s newest book.
Matt Manry is the Assistant Pastor at Life Bible Church in Canton, Georgia. He writes at matthewwmanry.com.