In a feature reminiscent of my childhood in which Sunday supper consisted of a smorgasbord of leftovers and a random assortment of other foods, I bring you an assortment of random items of interest from the past week.
“I look to the cross, I look to the Bible, and I attempt to discern the next right thing to do for God’s glory.” – Tim Challies on The Messy Matter of Motives
There were a few really good articles about marriage this week. You may not agree with everything in them, but you will certainly appreciate the heart of these men who are so concerned with the state of marriage today. First is A Closer Look at Marriage by Steve Cornell. Then there is another by John MacArthur regarding The Ministry of a Godly Wife. He followed that up with these thoughts on The Christlike Husband and The Unshakeable Love of a Godly Husband.
“As believers, we engage the messiness of this life together. We walk into the dark unknown valleys of this fallen world head on and side by side…We know that real community gets right there on the floor and sits in the dust and ashes of life and mourns alongside the hurting (Romans 12:15).” – Messy Community
Religious Liberty Is Not Freedom from Ridicule – great balance on the liberties we enjoy as Americans and the reality we should expect as Christians.
“As Christians who take the Bible’s teaching on heaven and hell seriously, we are often faced with the tension between the mundane joys of life and the reality of the eternal stakes… How can I experience and enjoy the normal delights of human life when we’re all perched on a ledge with the New Jerusalem on one side and the burning fields of Gehenna on the other, and millions traveling the broad way that leads to destruction?” – Join Them in Their Joy
Challenging and helpful thoughts on When Ministry Success Becomes an Idol.
Enjoy this random collection of stuff and be sure to let me know what you’ve been reading or watching that is interesting, enjoyable or helpful.