Curated links for your weekend reading:
Christianity has an opportunity to again become the most fertile intellectual ground — as it was for most of the last 2,000 years (until fairly recently).
Please my brothers and sisters. Join me in:
- giving more care to your words
- holding your opinion with far more self-doubting humility
- ensuring that you have a ton of objective evidence and unbiased proof supporting your opinion
- considering whether your voice is even needed…
It is one thing to seek to be a presence in a community. We also increasingly need to look to bless our communities too.
Stott deserves to be rediscovered because we just might need him now more than ever.
On this centenary of his birth, I pray that God would give the church more leaders like John Stott: leaders who understand the value of pain in the mind, who are generous in personal friendship, and who are humble enough not just to share the spotlight but to step out of its warm glow entirely in order to pass on the legacy of godly leadership to the next generation.
The seventh commandment within us creates a social environment around us, where no one in our presence has anything to fear.
You may be fired. You will get criticized. Church may not always go well. Do you know that you can serve Christ significantly and humanly even if your pastoral life falls apart?