Sunday Supper August 30, 2015

 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.

Here are some of John Pipers’ personal Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest.

Children, Race and the Gospel considers how we can equip our children to overcome racial tensions through honest conversation and a better understanding of the gospel.

“If we assume that there is, to a certain degree, a fixed amount of work necessary for society to function, how can we at once be more productive, have more workers, and yet still be working more hours? Something else must be going on.” – You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Is There Any Actual Demand for Same-Sex Marriage? This is an interesting statistical assessment of just how many same-sex marriages there are and are likely to be.

Paul House has written a compelling critique of modern theological education and a case for pastoral training that’s best described as “life together.” Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together

A Biblical Perspective on Time – “What mattered to the patriarchs was the calling at hand, not the next bend in the road.  They lived within the present reality of the covenant relationship, enjoying it and responding to its development. What mattered was right in front of them – faith, life, and family – and to these things they gave themselves with timeless focus.”

“…the power of lust and desire for sexual gratification, even through brief visual stimulation, is compulsive and controlling. It is the most immediate and powerful impulse. Everything else, for that moment or two, becomes unimportant, in order to get a hit. Sin is addictive. And the worst part? This sin resides deep in the heart of each and every one of us. ” –  A Note to Christian Men

Congregationalism Doesn’t Stop at 8 p.m. – great thoughts on church membership. You should read this even if you don’t like the word “congregationalism.”

 

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.

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