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. Evolution and a Universe as Young as Humanity: Tim Challies – Challies says, “If we admit and endorse an ancient universe, we see a vastly purposeless universe that for the great majority of time had no human beings to bring purpose and order to it. We see that humanity’s role in the universe is late and incidental rather than timely and purposeful.”
2. When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected: Paul Maxwell – Maxwell notes, “The human body starts dying at age 25. Our twenties slap us with the expiration date of sin’s curse (Genesis 6:3): slowly, in our ligaments; tightly, in our muscle fibers; subtly, checking for bumps; decimally, with a rising BMI. We feel death in our twenties; emotionally and relationally, in ugly and odious ways.”
3. Longing for My Real Home: Whitney Woollard – Woollard says, “Narnia made a lasting impression on me at a mature level, but that doesn’t mean it’s reserved for adults. If you are a parent, I encourage you to read this series to your children at the appropriate age and use it as a springboard to talk about Jesus and eternity.”
4. 3 Tips for Leading a Volunteer-Led Church: Joshua Hedger – Hedger says, “All churches rely heavily on volunteers. Some of our churches rely solely on volunteers. The average church has a small paid staff. Many churches find themselves with only one paid position. Or, in the case of my church plant, there are no paid positions at this time. We are all volunteers.”
5. Can Your Theology Handle the book of Lamentations?: Erik Raymond – Raymond notes, “You have to see that there is a lot more at stake here than at first glance. If you can’t handle the themes and trajectories of Lamentations then you can’t handle the gospel. Every thread in this book is divinely stitched to Calvary.”
Matt Manry is the Assistant Pastor at Life Bible Church in Canton, Georgia. He writes at matthewwmanry.com.