Bob’s Links – Nov 21-27, 2016

Here are links to different articles and posts that I connected to on Facebook during the period of Nov 21-27. I encourage you to subscribe to these authors if you find their articles worthwhile.

Your 7 Job Responsibilities as a Church Member (Jonathan Leeman) “Did you know, ordinary church member, that Jesus has given you a job? Your elders have a special office, to be sure, but so do you. And Jesus has given you elders in order to train you to do your job. So if Jesus’s discipleship program gives every single member a job, what responsibilities come with this job? There are at least seven.”

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read (Tim Challies) “Here, then, is a list of ten great books every Christian teen ought to read—or at least consider reading.”

Why Pastors Are Committing Suicide (Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra)“’Being a pastor is a dangerous job,’ he said. ‘Especially in certain evangelical circles, where you have more of a fundamentalist orientation theologically, you find pastors who will reduce their depression or their negative thought processes to strictly spiritual problems.’”

Made for Another World: Remembering C. S. Lewis (David Mathis) “While the Americans rocked and reeled, and the world’s attention turned to Dallas and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, one Clive Staples Lewis breathed his last in Oxford just a week shy of his 65th birthday.”

Bob’s Links – Oct 31-Nov 20, 2016

Here are links to different articles and posts that I connected to on Facebook during the period of Oct 31-Nov 20. I encourage you to subscribe to these authors if you find their articles worthwhile.

4 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Church (Nicholas Davis) Here are four questions every church member should ask.

Straight Outta Context: The 5 Most Misused, & Abused Bible Verses (Shane Pruitt) “Here is a list of the 5 most misused and abused Bible verses.”

7 Things I Learned in Choir Rehearsal (Joe McKeever) “During the time I sang with the choir at our church, I loved singing for the worship service, but had to make myself go to rehearsal. Rehearsing songs–whether for church or school assembly or for the juke joint down the street–is hard work. Gradually, I began to see some patterns forming. Eventually, those shapes merged to form life-lessons that have remained with me all these years.”

Does Moving Away From Calvinism Necessarily Lead to Liberalism? (Trevin Wax) “In the past decade, Southern Baptists have engaged in an ongoing conversation about the rise of Calvinism within our churches and seminaries, and whether this development should be embraced or resisted.”

Thirteen Practical Steps to Kill Sin (John Piper) “How do we kill sin? Here are thirteen tactical steps in the battle.”

Coming Together: The Pastoral Fellowship for Practical Theology (Brian Croft) “Fostering this kind of fellowship was our aim when a pastor friend and I started a pastoral fellowship about two years ago, which we now call the Pastoral Fellowship for Practical Theology. In this article I will explain how we started this fellowship, who we intend to bring together, what we hope to accomplish, what our meetings consist of, and what fruit we’ve seen so far.”

President Trump: Now What For the Church? (Russell Moore) “No matter what our differences politically or religiously, surely we can all agree that this campaign has been demoralizing and even traumatizing for most of the country. So what should evangelical Christians do now?”

God’s Not Really That Holy, I’m Not Really That Bad (Tim Challies) “You know that you really get the gospel when it is God’s grace rather than God’s wrath that amazes you.”