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Curated links for your weekend reading:

Why Small Things Are Often The Greatest Things

We don’t need to “go big” for God to have an eternal impact. In fact, that may be what’s getting in the way.

Pastor, Prepare Yourself—and Your People—to Suffer

Church planting is not for the faint of heart. Therefore, church planters must not only anticipate hardship—they must prepare themselves and their people for it.

Depressed

You are not alone in suffering, should not be shamed by it, and that one day you too could feel vaguely happy again.

Faithfulness Is Not Theologically Complicated

Simply put, on a host of culturally charged moral and spiritual issues, faithfulness is not theologically complicated. Why, then, are many who claim to be Christians foundering on fundamentals with such regularity?

I’d Probably Still Cancel Your Short-Term Mission Trip

If I had the power, I’d wipe out the majority of short-term mission trips with the wave of my hand.

My column this week at The Gospel Coalition Canada: Fighting Church Cynicism

I’d caught a bad case of church cynicism. Now I hope to model and spread the opposite: love for the church, and amazement that I get to be part of it.