Bob’s Links – Oct 24-30, 2016

Here are links to different articles and posts that I connected to on Facebook during the week of October 24-30. I encourage you to subscribe to these authors if you find their articles worthwhile.

Kill the Midweek Prayer Meeting? (James Faris) “Church leadership often laments a lack of participation in midweek prayer meetings because we know the power God gives through prayer. Perhaps we can overemphasize one good-but-not-required way of doing things. The one divinely ordained corporate prayer meeting is public worship on the Lord’s Day.”

Things Christians Just Don’t Get to Do (Tim Challies) “This one began with a conversation, with a statement within that conversation: “Christians don’t get to hold a grudge!” It’s just not an option, not a vice we can allow ourselves. But it’s not the only thing Christians don’t get to do.”

Women, Trade Self-Worth for Awe and Wonder (Jen Wilkin) “Christian women ask Psalm 139:14 to soothe us when our body image falters, or when we just don’t feel that smart, valuable, or capable. We ask it to bolster us when our limits weigh us down. But based on how frequently I hear it offered, I suspect the message may not be “sticking to our ribs” very well. Why is that? I believe it is because we have misdiagnosed our primary problem.”

Open Bible, Burning Hearts: Response to Andy Stanley (John Piper) “Now that Andy Stanley has responded so fully and helpfully to the critics of his sermon “The Bible Told Me So,” we may be able to sort out a few things about his method more carefully.”