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Curated links for your weekend reading:

Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.

Would you accept more hostility toward the gospel if it meant more openness to the gospel?

Why We Need More Pastors Like Augustine

Here are three admonitions that emerge from his pastoral practice, offering a wise way forward in a new pagan age.

3 Sources of Joy in Preaching Weekly

As I reflect on the great honor I had to serve as the primary preacher in our church, I keep coming back to three main sources of joy.

16 Leadership Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Leadership in the real world is complicated, contextual, and hard. To grow beyond my theories, I had to immerse them into real organizations with real people and real problems.

Here are several leadership lessons I’ve learned the hard way.

Confessions of a Reluctant Complementarian

Ephesians 5:22 used to repulse me. Now it convicts me, and calls me toward Jesus: the true husband who satisfies our needs, the one man who deserves our submission.

“I Am My Body”

If we taught that our bodies are a present from God, designed and given by Him to us, to be accepted and used for His glory by us — would that not help with issues of sexuality and many other issues?

6 Marks of a Healthy, Well-Balanced Christian Life

These aren’t six boxes to check, but six questions to ask.

Don’t Waste Your Vacation

If you are going to vacation, you might as well get the most out of it. Perhaps these nine ways will serve you as well as the have served me.

My column this week at The Gospel Coalition Canada: Growing by Habit

The habits will look different in all of our lives. We won’t keep them perfectly, and there’s grace for us when we fail.

We’ll all practice them differently, but the right habits will help us pursue God even — especially — when we don’t feel like it.