Links for your weekend reading:
Jen Pollock Michel is on a roll, and is responsible for the first three posts.
The Delicious Invitation to Rest
Sabbath is the day that I cease to see myself as a tool of production. And blissfully, I recover the scale and proportion of my life, even my own self.
The incarnation teaches us that to lead is to love—and to love is, in part, to listen.
The church doesn’t tell us often enough that desire is needed and necessary for our spiritual lives
But others have written this week too:
Mites, Breadcrumbs, and Kingdom Paradox
Over the past several years, I have observed this one peculiarity in gospel advancement that has received scant attention:
Less is oftentimes more.
We Need To Stop Blaming Parents For “Wayward” Teens
When a teen in the church is sinning, let’s come alongside her parents with love, prayer, and support. Let’s fulfill the law of Christ by loving one another, instead of blaming one another.
7 Good Reasons To Stop Looking at Porn Right Now
My goal for today is simple: I want to give you 7 good reasons you need to stop looking at porn right now.
6 Reasons Pastors Need Learning Communities
Learning is too complicated to do entirely on your own. And pastoral ministry is too important and too difficult for us to fail at being good learners. So let’s work together.
Anxiety and Depression, My Strange Friends
Anxiety and depression have been God’s way of reminding me that I don’t have to be awesome. He has not called me to be awesome, or impressive, or a celebrity pastor, or anything of the sort. He has first and foremost called me to be loved, and to be receptive to that love.