Bob’s Links – Jan 2-8, 2017

Here are links to different articles and posts that I connected to on Facebook during the period of Jan 2-8, 2017. I encourage you to subscribe to these authors if you find their articles worthwhile.

The Heresy of Worshiptainment (Mike Livingstone) “Church members ‘want to be entertained while they are edified.’ He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was ‘scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction was God.’”

Seven Steps to Strengthen Prayer (Bonnie McKernan) “While it won’t be the same for everyone, seven specific actions have really helped me in my battle against a weak prayer life.”

Why Christian Leaders Struggle With “Dark Nights of the Soul” (Chuck Lawless) “If you read church history at all, you’ll learn that men as faithful to God as Martin Luther and Charles Spurgeon struggled with bouts of at least heaviness, if not depression. I’m convinced more church leaders than we know face these battles.”

The Bleeding of the Evangelical Church (David Wells) “This quarter of a century has been a time of many bright highlights, but if I am not mistaken it is also a time of lengthening shadows in our evangelical world. We have been transformed from being an inconsequential religious player to one of some consequence during this time, but the costs are now becoming plain.”

Ten Major Trends for Churches in 2017 (Thom S Rainer) “So what are the ten major trends for 2017? It’s a mixed bag of good news and bad news.”