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.”