Links for your weekend reading:
Of all the people who should be leading the way in a careful handling of depression, the church should be foremost, both in affirming it's complexity, and in bringing hope to those in its clutches.
It is sad that we use the same logic to isolate ourselves in the experience of depression-anxiety that is commonly used to silence an abused child or a spouse experiencing domestic violence. With our silence about our struggles we become the warden to our cell of isolation.
Why worry about being worthy or not, when Christ has called you chosen?
As you go about discipling your children, as you teach them their Bible verses and correct them when they disobey, do not neglect the sacred discipline of awe.
Let us be a people who never, ever, resist the urge to pray. After all, we know the urge is from God, to be used by God, accordance with his commands for our good.
John’s happiness was not tied to his platform. His happiness was tied to God’s purposes.
Following are 11 of the preaching and pastoring lessons I’ve learned from my mentor.