Links for your weekend reading:
Given the priority of scripture, and specifically the life of Jesus, I would prefer to come down on the side of being a friend of sinners. How do we do that, though, in a way that is faithful to his word, and honors God all the while?
- Let’s rejoice in one another, because the Lord rejoices in us.
- Let’s create an environment of trust rather than negative scrutiny.
- Let’s judge ourselves, even as we give each other the benefit of the doubt…
There is a war on children, and we are all, in one way or another, playing some role in it.
Through the years as a pastor, and now as a husband more intimately involved, I have seen at least three well-meaning but unhelpful approaches to a grieving person.
What we, and our churches, need most is for us to be engaging our hearts as we prepare to preach, after we preach and as we work through our own emotions in the days following.
Thousands of Christians are reclaiming the ancient idea of the “parish” and weaving together a shared life in the place they call home.
Consider cities. They are the next last frontier of Christian missions.