Curated links for your weekend reading:
Let’s play the song, brethren. Every week. Every day. Again and again. Those who’ve never heard will be amazed, and those who have forgotten will be refreshed.
Many ministers are often nowadays more concerned with visual growth and success than with cultivating personal purity.
- Identify the big idea from Haddon Robinson
- Discern the fallen condition focus from Bryan Chapell
- Seek to change people on the spot from Tim Keller…
Therein lies the foolishness: a steady diet of Christ-centered, Scripture-saturated expositional preaching is exactly what sinners need to become more and more like Jesus. It may not look like much, but it’s everything.
On the first Sunday of 2019, our church started a Sunday evening service. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that we “resurrected” it.
Chan offers some penetrating and incisive critiques of the modern church. He humbly and winsomely calls us to examine ourselves to see if we’re entertaining the masses or actually being the church. That’s a right instinct. Unfortunately, like many critics of the church before him, he rightly identifies a problem with the church but offers a simplistic solution based on a selective and naïve hermeneutic.
Pastoring or preaching out of season? You’re not alone. Remember the example of Charles Simeon.